Soldiers off to war list their wishes

Soldiers off to war list their wishes

There are 31 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 24, 2007, titled Soldiers off to war list their wishes. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Indiana Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team soon will go to Iraq. We asked several soldiers what they want for Christmas, how this holiday might be different from past Christmases and what they wish ...

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“God Bless America”

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#24 Dec 25, 2007
Rik Smits wrote:
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You are right those of us in the military did sign up for it, so we will deal with it. We always have! No need to thank us, we don't desire that. I've been doing this for 19 years, day in and day out. I've missed birthdays, holidays, deaths, and births but I wouldn't change anything that I have done. Can you say the same? It's easy to judge us while sitting on your couch or behind your computer. You have the right to speak your mine, just remember who ensures that you have that right! God speed and good luck to the 76th Infantry Brigade.
MSgt T.D. Wood, USAF
Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan
Well said Sarge. Thanks for your service.

“God Bless America”

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#25 Dec 25, 2007
76th Family member wrote:
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Not all of these folks signed up to go to Iraq. Some signed up to help fellow Hoosiers deal with disasters. Some signed up to learn the skills the recruiters promised them. Some signed up because it offered the best opportunity available for them. Regardless of the reasons, they're all going into harms way and they are all loved by your friends and neighbors. Please forget your feelings about this war and pray they return to us safely.
Most of what you said is true. Everyone who enlists in the Military or National Guard is aware the the good and bad possibilities. They become Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen. They all take an oath with the operative word being 'DEFEND'. There is no other definition for the word than fight and/or war.

It is impossible or totally irrational to enlist in the Armed Forces whithout knowing the possibilities. Every police officer and firefighter take the job knowing they may have to pay the ultimate price; just like the service person.

BTW I am the son of a Navy Veteran and the father of a Marine Corporal and an Army Captain who was in the National Guard.
The Marine was in Mogadishu, the filthiest place he said he has ever seen, and came back only to come down with Malaria several years later.
marvin harrison

Saint Augustine, FL

#26 Dec 25, 2007
take some liberals with you and use them as mine clearers!

Warren, PA

#27 Dec 25, 2007
Although I think the war is, like all wars, futile and profitable for the rich, I admire those who are fighting the war. May the All-Powerful protect and provide for them and their loved ones. May peace come quickly.

United States

#28 Dec 26, 2007
i would like to wish every soldier that is fighting for this country a great big thank you straight from the heart. it is you that make us a proud country. i also hope that you all return home safely and wish you all well. it is brave men and women like you that make this great nation what it is. thanks again and god bless you all.
Deploying INARNG Soldier

Newark, OH

#29 Dec 29, 2007
No lover of NTL wrote:
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I'm going too and I didn't get to say what I want for Christmas. I have a "C" bag that is virtually empty minus my helmet. I am very good at packing things into small spaces and believe you will fit in there with some spare socks. My Christmas present is to take you with me because I need someone to get me and 3000 of my best friends coffee. No cream or sugar either!
Darn my C bag is a little bit more full. Can I have cream and sugar in mine? ;-)
Deploying INARNG Soldier

Newark, OH

#30 Dec 29, 2007
It's ironic that I know two of the soldiers from the articles. What I would like for Christmas even though it's over is for all of us to come back safe. I would also love to come back home to a better job then the one I'm leaving behind. ;-) As for my two young children and husband I can only hope it helps the family grow.
wondering mind

Franklin, TN

#31 Dec 29, 2007
God-Speed to all our soldiers. Take care all.
Hooah! 1-33 CAV 101
Sgts Wife Deploying

Chicago, IL

#32 Jan 7, 2008
This is so nice of the Indianapolis Star to follow the stories here of our Soliders,My husband is one of Soldiers Deploying from the 1-293rd from Fort Wayne,Indiana and I really enjoy coming here and reading the stories you post ,Christmas was a very special time for our family.And he was so nice to have my husband hope with us this year.God Bless Our Soliders & All our Families for having such Brave Men & Woman to serve our country
thanks you
A SgtsWife
a Soldiers Fiance

Sullivan, IN

#33 Jan 11, 2008
Stay safe everyone!
Babe, I love you and Thank you for everything you do! Can't wait to see you again!

Shelly Robinson

Winona Lake, IN

#34 Feb 8, 2008
I Love U All.
My husband is with the 76th Brigade,it's hard,but we are strong enough to get through it......PRAY that all the soldiers get home.Shelly

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