Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Leave, R&R, EML...Whatever You Call It...I'm There

Today is the day that a lot of service members look forward to when they're deployed. Well, actually, it's when you get home...but today is the day I leave Baghdad for home.

The process that gets us from here in Baghdad to home is something that we don't look forward to. It's long, it drains you mentally, it leaves you exhausted after traversing eight time zones...but it is sooooo worth it.

I'm looking forward to being in my own house, being with my wife, playing with my daughter and our crazy dog. I'm going to pack some good food in my belly, see a lot of friends, visit my students at both schools, and relax.

So, here I come...


  1. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 04/14/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  2. You've more than earned your time with family & friends. Thank you so very much for your service and for your sacrifice. We owe a debt of gratitude to you, to all your fellow soldiers, and to your families for answering the call to service and for your dedication to our country. Safe travels, Soldier.

  3. Travel safe and glad to know you are on the way home...

  4. PS - Found your blog via the Army Stand-to this morning!

  5. If you come in on a Sunday, I might have got to shake your hand. My motorcycle riding club does the welcome home at DFW every Sunday.

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