Updates on Jim's deployment status. We hope you will share your thoughts and comments.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Welcome to Jim's Blog Site

Hello Everyone -

Upon the request of Mr. & Mrs. Alunni, I have helped set up this blog site to keep family and friends updated on Jim's status.

As you know, Jim was deployed on January 3rd. He left Cleveland for Camp Lejuene and is now in 29 Palms , California for training. It sounds as if Jim will be leaving for Iraq closer to mid Febrauray, rather than late February or early March. We recognize what lies ahead for Jim and hope you will use this site to share your thoughts - as he too will be reading the comments and updates.

There are many emotions experienced through the process of deployment. One thing I have learned in a very short time . . . it is extremely difficult to be the one "left behind"; and though we all feel a void with Jim away, everyone handles it in a different manner.

To all the friends and family that have been supportive to Jim and me over the past few months . . . thank you so much. Jim had mixed emotions upon his departure - he was ready to to do his job with the military, yet he recognized what he was leaving behind over the next year. To those who work with Jim at the Fire Department, he will miss the daily interactions with each of you. I know his greatest regret is that he won't be here to celebrate in the marriage of Todd and Amy come June. To his family . . . what can one say? For you are his rock.

Thank you all again for your continued support and prayers.

I'll do my best to keep you updated on his status.

With great gratitude - Cynthia

Mail takes one week. If you plan to send something to him in California, time is of the essence:

HM3 James Alunni H&S Co. 3/25
RCAX 9-13 3rd Bn, 25th Marines
Box 788700 MAGTF Training Command
29 Palms, CA 92278


At Monday, January 31, 2005 9:54:00 PM, Blogger Mom said...

Dear Jim,.
You look good, lean and mean, Cynthia did a great job, with this site.I will pass the word about it.
Mom & Dad
P.S. Let me know when you get your package, and if everything is left in there.

At Monday, January 31, 2005 10:27:00 PM, Blogger Mom said...

Thank you Cynthia for this website, we really apprecite it, Jim You look great, take care of yourself.
Mom & Dad

At Wednesday, February 02, 2005 7:37:00 PM, Blogger cousin Terry Wollschleger said...

Hi Jim,
With the help of Cynthia, I FINALLY am able to post a comment to you. It's no easy task!! Anyway, we wish you the best in CA and then overseas. You have been on our kitchen prayer card and you will remain there until your safe return.
You are strong and determined and we are proud to have you give of your time for all of us . Thank you for that. God Bless and I intend to keep viewing this website to keep informed of what you are doing!!! SO BEHAVE!!! hahaha Take, Terry

At Friday, February 18, 2005 4:11:00 PM, Blogger Ellita said...

Hey Jim!

I am trying to work out using your bog. Have tried posting a couple times, hope it's fixed now.

Hope all is well with you and your crew. Chagrin is fine. Winter Party was last Saturday and You got a few awards form V and Shorr.
We'll hold on to them for you.

I am recovering from shoulder, yes I messed it up again. This time it should be fixed for good. I have a titanuim plate, 8 screws and bone grafts. Yes, Vermont. Ferguson stopped long enough to laugh and left me there on the slope. He was the butt of many jokes after that. I kept boarding and we finished out the trip. It was fun, better if you were there!

Take Care and Be Safe!!!



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