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.
Posted by Airborne dad at 4:05 PM