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    I know some of you remember two years ago my father spent a year in Iraq, well today I found out officially that he will be spending the next 6 months in Pakistan.

    I really dont know how I feel about this right now, when I first heard the news I was really scared, just remembering how it was last time he was gone I literally stopped watching the news because I was scared to death every time I would hear a story about someone being killed over there.

    I have been comforted a little but, but Im not gonna lie, I know there are going to be nights when I will not be able to sleep and where I will be thinking about the crazieness that is going on over there.

    The craziest part about all of this is like Iraq, my father is actually volunteering to go over and take this assignment.

    I know I dont know any of you personally, but please keep him in your thoughts. You never realize how hard something like this is until you go through it, and even then it just seems like its something Ill never be able to get used to.

    By the same token, I think I am probably going to shy away from the News and Politics forum, although I am hoping that with this trip I wont have all the horror stories coming up on the news every day like I went through last time.

    Thanks guys.

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    Of course

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    Dude I know how you feel, my pops was fighting in the war back in Serbia. Crazy ****, you never know if you gonna see them again.

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    We've got your back, va.

    Much love and safe returns.

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    The men who serve this country are heroes. Your father will certainly be in my thoughts.

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    You'll be ok, va.
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    The American military is in Pakistan?

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    Will do VA. Hang in and keep strong.

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    I'll pray for him, hope he comes home ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bball
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    The American military is in Pakistan?

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    While my father is a former marine, he is curently not in the military.

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    I hope he returns safe and sound.
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    The men who serve this country are heroes. Your father will certainly be in my thoughts.
    Co-sign.

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    Well guys today it starts.

    My father is gone for 2 weeks to go to a training session, and then one the 21st of August I start school and he will be on a flight out of the country.

    I am going to be taking a break from this place for the short term.

    As always, Go Pacers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vapacersfan View Post
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    Well guys today it starts.

    My father is gone for 2 weeks to go to a training session, and then one the 21st of August I start school and he will be on a flight out of the country.

    I am going to be taking a break from this place for the short term.

    As always, Go Pacers!
    In a small way I know how you feel. Over the past several years I've had special forces and marine/civilian buddies rotate thru the middle east and while I'd like to believe I have concern for all soldiers in harms way it does make it all too real to know someone close to you is at risk.
    Hang in there VA. My thoughts are with you.
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    Hang in there, VA. Hope your dad returns safe.

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    Well the 6 months starts today. I wish I could put into words how I feel, its just an empty feeling.

    I dont think it gets any easier dropping him off at the airport, even if we have gone through this countless times before.

    I guess one plus side is this time he is not in a "war zone", although hearing all the horror stories about the planes today on the way to the airport didnt help ease my anxiety at all.

    Thanks for all of the kind words guys and I will keep you guys updated.

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    He'll be in my thoughts VA. I wish him luck.

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    he'll be in my thoughts and prayers ... all the best to him and you!
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