Friday, September 26, 2008

Ships passing in the dark

We have two very good families who are parents of Marines. In fact, we really only know two Marine families and they are wonderful friends. One family lives in Virginia, the other here in Florida. They don't know each other, but we know them.

One son is coming home from a deployment. The other has just started. And son of gun, they ended being stationed at the same facility in Al Anbar Province. Don't know whether they actually ever saw each other in transition (not likely). But what are the odds?

I assume families around major military posts see this phenomenon occasionally. But so many of us are scattered all over the map.

It reminds me of how small a group of us are carrying on the wars.


ABNPOPPA said...

Yes, 'dad, a small group, but a very wonderful, caring, patriotic group of young men and women. A very special group but, I wouldn't have it any other way. That's why they call them, "The One Percenters"!

Will keep your Marine families in our prayers.


Airborne dad said...

Thanks, Pops.

Prayers are always appreciated.

FYI, I was just by Parents Zone and it seems a recent poster's son may be in our Virginia friend's unit.

Truly a one percent world.