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

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Thank you to everyone whom sent e-mails, cards or packages to Jim for his birthday! Jim was swamped with well wishes via e-mails and cards, which he really appreciated. It was hard to figure out something to do for his birhday, especially since he didn't feel like doing much celebrating. I decided to purchase a bunch of birthday cards which I dropped off at the station for everyone to sign. A week late I picked them up and sent them with a bottle of wine and a bottle of vodka. I couldn't be happier when he said both bottles made it there unscaved! The cards were a big hit and he said he lauged out loud as he read through them. Thanks to Elita Vedder, who sent Jim some cigars, Jim will be enjoying his wine with a cigar. (thanks Elita!)

True to Jim's style, he casually advised us that his Humvee was hit by a IED (improvised explosive device) this past week. No one was seriously injured but everyone was bumped and bruised. This news comes as a reminder of the dangers these guys face every day. The danger is real, even more so when they are simply patroling the streets. Roadside bombs, IED's . . . it's a language we have all become too familiar with these past few years.



At Saturday, August 13, 2005 11:22:00 PM, Anonymous John said...


Wishing that soon
you'll be up and about
and Wishing that soon
you'll be getting out
and Doing the things
you're so longing to do
and Seeing all
who'd like to see you!

Your 6th grade friend John Dula


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