Friday, June 20, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
My husband and I were bored, surfing youtube.com and came across this video of Jason's Company while serving in Iraq and actually had pictures of him and his battle buddies! We laughed our butts off then he just became blank watching it. I wanted to share this with my family and friends! I am so proud of him.
Jason served with 172nd Stryker Brigade, Alpha Co, 1Battalion 17 Infantry Regiment for 12 months in Mosul and another 4 months in downtown Baghdad, Iraq. That was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life, after the year deployment, a week till they were to be home, we received a phone call from FRG saying they had been hand picked to doing a special mission in Baghdad, wow was I devastated but I took it like a trooper and pressed on! I realise how lucky I truly am to have him home and safe in my arms. God was watching out for the both of us. We lost 35 men in the 16 months and it could have been anyone of our husbands, we are so blessed God has his angels around them. Even though the 172nd patch is retired and hung up in the history books, they will forever be apart of me... its strange but when people ask me about my husband and what company/battalion/brigade, out of habit, I still say 172nd. I will forever be a 172nd wife and wear it proudly! Like he wears his combat patch proudly saying 172nd, 117 Aco.
As we were watching the video laughing and going oh there is "Johnson", oh there is "Head" there is "Nick" there is "Bo" and then we both became silent, it reminded us of our past and what we have been thru.... we were taken down a notch and humbled. Remembering your past is a good thing but I believe for my husband is something he has blocked out of him memory.
My prayers are with my fellow military spouses and their soldiers tonight and every night. May God's protecting angels to be around their love ones. I will forever will be grateful for what every service member has done for me and my family. No matter what war or what branch, Thank you to our U.S. military for your sacrifices!