Redeployment

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by NorwichDad, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad Member

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    I first heard that strange word a couple of months ago. I found out It was the one word I was looking for. DS recently returned from Deployment or redeployed. His group came home. We were at the base for a quick 8 minute ceremony with maybe a thousand people. At the dismissal it was pure joy for all! Everyone, including us were quick to leave. Got to talk a lot to DS over the next couple of days. He was very pleased with his men. They all did their jobs. Spent the next few days with DS helping restart life here with my skill at helicopter parenting. Had his car towed and repaired. Cleaned out fridge, yuck! Got the power and cable restored. Helped him tackle a box of bills. Went to Walmart to buy a TV and stood in line with half his platoon. Strange that they all had the same desire to buy a TV at the same time.
    He mentioned the importance of details in the things he did. Never dummy down anything for anyone. Get the soldiers to do their jobs and do them well. The one thing that stands out in this visit is eating out at a local steakhouse. One of his privates was sitting with his parents and grandparents a couple tables away. DS went over to talk to them. He made a lot of compliments about that private. The grandfather who had a Vietnam Nam Vet cap was beaming with pride. When DS returned I told him that was nice of him to do that. He said no, it was more than deserved. That 19 year old is a hell of a soldier.
     
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  2. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

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    A wonderful thing your son did for his soldier. A small gesture, perhaps, but something the soldier and his family will always remember. I rejoice at the news of his safe return.
     
  3. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Very cool!
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It's amazing how important little things can be. So many people don't take that time; the little energy that it took to actually do that, but what a big difference it makes. And while that gesture takes little energy, it takes big thought. Great job to your son, remembering his folks, especially in front of the people who are so proud of their soldiers. :thumb:
     
  5. Blondie1

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    Wow--thanks for sharing! Your DS sounds like a great leader and a great person! Congratulations!
     
  6. nofodad

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    Norwich

    Congratulations on a safe return...touching story.
     
  7. navymomwannabe

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    I hope my son become a leader like your son. Congrats on the safe return and for raising a fine young man.
     
  8. Infantry_Dad

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    NorwichDad, congrats on your DS safe return!!!! We are at about the halfway mark with ours and look forward to the same with our son as well!
    "Climb to Glory !" NorwichDad.
     
  9. NorwichDad

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    Thanks all. Best wishes to your DS Infantry Dad, and a speedy and safe return!
     
  10. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Impressive tale NorwichDad, as are all tales of your son. Not only is he a great and caring officer, more importantly, he's a great and caring person. :thumb:
     
  11. philmont

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    Norwich Dad,
    So proud of that 19 y.o. old soldier and your DS. I hope they all know how thankful we are for their service. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. jersm

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    Congate your Ds is safe return..
    :smile:
     
  13. NorwichDad

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    GF has now redeployed. I wont be hearing from DS for a few days. His boss is back!
     

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