Tuesday, September 23, 2008


In June, a 20-year-old Green Beret candidate disappeared on a land navigation course at Ft. Bragg. They found him dead the next day. The Army released the autopsy findings last week: snake bite. The St. Petersburg Times wrote a sad but touching story about the soldier and his father. You can read about it here.

My oldest son is getting married Oct. 25 to Tara here in Jacksonville. SGT Mark, the best man, is trying to arrange a pass but a 24-hour FEMA recall and a training jump may cause some problems.

My brother and sister-in-law have settled in to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I've been tasked to use Skype so we can talk to each other via the Internet inexpensively. My computer speakers stopped working Saturday and I don't have a microphone, so a trip to Office Depot is in the future.

The Jaguars are home this Sunday for a game with the Texans. The team's number 1 fan in Ft. Bragg was thrilled with the Jags victory over the Colts this weekend. Gayle and I gave up this year's vacation for season tickets in the hopes that Mark may have a chance to see a game in person. So far, it hasn't worked out.


AirmanMom said...

Thank you so much for sharing this truly touching story. This family will remain in my prayers.

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

MightyMom said...

how very sad. Here's another news item you might be interested in that my hubby Subvet posted on.


keep the faith, plenty of season left. :-)

kbug said...

What a heartbreaking story...a horrible loss of a young promising life.

Sounds like you have alot going on with your family...hope all goes well.