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Old 09-27-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Oh my God! This was my nephew!

My nephew is attached to the 101 Airborne Division's Long Range Reconisance Patrol (LRRP) unit. The LRRP's are made up of highly specialized and highly trained 6 man teams for the most dangerous missions. As such, we are never allowed to know where he is or what he's doing.

Before my nephew left for Iraq he purchased a big package of American flag decals (the sleeve patches with the gold braid) to hand out as his "signature".

I was absolutely floored when I saw this report on 60 minutes this weekend. My nephew is the soldier that pulled him out.

I'm still stunned. He's alive and doing what he loves.

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:42 AM   #2
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G-d bless him.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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What wonderful work your nephew is doing!
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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I 2nd that........thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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You must be very proud of him.
We are proud of the men and women in our services all around the world.
But, reading things like this, is special when it's your own.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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Bless him, Raven...young men like him are who make me proud of my country..

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Old 09-27-2005, 10:30 AM   #7
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raven i'm glad he's okay. and i just want to send out a very big heartfelt thank you to him and all of our other soldiers putting their lives on the line for our country every single day. may they all be blessed and let the remainings ones return home safely.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:18 PM   #8
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You must be so proud of him! Men like him are what make this country great.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:49 PM   #9
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What a hero he is - I read that story and could just picture him handing him that American Flag decal saying "We're getting you out of here".
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:10 PM   #10
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Atta boy, nephew! I appreciate all your dedication.
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