Barracks - Raptor Flags and AJs returned!!! Woohoo
MarAJ - Aug 05, 2008 - 08:25 AM
Post subject: Raptor Flags and AJs returned!!! Woohoo
Well my fellow RPers,
I miss yall, I have returned to my family here in Florida. I was able to get my flags (RP and mine) back the day before we left Iraq. Now that I have returned I can say more about our rocket attacks and other things in Iraq that I could NOT say on that Govt computer I was on. No matter what, all is well, we all returned in ONE piece and I was actually submitted for a medal above my rank standard, which my commander and senior enlisted manager fought for me to receive. The final day there on duty I spoke to the AF Commander and deputy seperately, where they both had high praise and thanks which was very humbling. I told them I do what I do because its the right thing to do, not for medals or recognition. Anyhow it was quite the honor to be the narrarator for the Change of Command ceremony for my commander that day and the incoming commander for our squadron had worked with me a decade ago as a junior NCO. Quite a neet experience. Love you all...miss yall too.
KEVIN I will need that address again buddy, sorry but business was down for the MEDIVAC guys in southern Iraq and they took 4 weeks to finish flying the flags enough to catch up to our flag. (good thing)
RoadRage - Aug 05, 2008 - 09:15 PM
Congratulations and Welcome Home, AJ.
We're all happy for your safe return.
Our thoughts are with the rest of the men and women proudly serving their countries.
Ravage - Aug 06, 2008 - 05:36 AM
That's great to hear, AJ! And more importantly, thank you for all you've done in service to your country. It is appreciated more than you know.
Corsair9 - Aug 06, 2008 - 09:37 AM
Welcome home, AJ! Congratulations on the medal nomination. It sounds as though you more than earned it. Let me add my thanks and appreciation for all you and the rest of our men and women of the armed services do for our country. Well done, my friend!
Phoenix - Aug 07, 2008 - 01:03 PM
congrats well done and welcome back
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