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January 19, 2004

A shorty...

Hello All,

Just a quick note 'cause time is a little short. Warm nights here are a bad sign. Warm air means clouds, clouds mean rain, rain means mud and mud means miseable conditions and hummers stuck. The light is getting brighter and I haven't heard a whistle... might not be a train after all.

I kinda like the weather during the day here. It's like spring back home, but it's lasting longer than 3 days (see Nebraska weather).

Jake is doing well, I'm going to be his Godfather when I get back. Right now my Dad is standing in for me, thanks Dad but I'm sure you're having a great time with the little guy.

It's about time for us to head home. Tempers are getting shorter and general attitudes aren't very good either.

I love you all,


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So glad to hear that Jake is doing so good. At lest that keeps your spritis up. That mud is something to make life miserable. Wish you could send some of that rain to San Diego. We sure need it more than you do.
Well sure hope that light at the end of the tunnel works out for you & your guys. My grandson will be back they say in the middle of may. Oh & he wasn't drunk when her re-upped. Didn't want him to but after all guess Army get's in your blood.
My Prayers are always with you & all the boy's over there.
Luv ya Take Care & God Bless

Posted by: Alice M. Chace on January 19, 2004 06:10 PM

Glad to hear that there are no whistles! Always a good sign! So, when you are back to your "real life" are you going to keep us all posted on how you are doing? I hope so, we are all cheering for you and praying for you often! Take care! :-)

Posted by: Annette on January 19, 2004 08:02 PM

Hey short timer - you make sure these last few weeks are safe ones. All the wheels are in motion (not train tracks either).

Posted by: IRA on January 19, 2004 08:48 PM


Hang in there....and I'll pray for no train. Don't let your guard down even though you're hopefully coming to the end of your 'tour' (makes it sound like a vacation...NOT!).

Congrats on "godfatherhood"...!


Posted by: LV on January 19, 2004 09:06 PM

I hear about Jake frequently. Sounds like he's doing great for having arrived a little too early. Glad to hear you are still doing well even if it is in that God forsaken place. Hope to see you one of these days SOON!!

Posted by: Bert from Omaha on January 19, 2004 11:12 PM

Can't wait to here that you are home safe, I know your family misses you very much. Jake is so lucky to have such a strong and loving godfather and uncle. You always have a way with kids (i.e. Janie). We are praying for you and love you. Get home safe and soon.

Posted by: annie on January 20, 2004 01:09 AM


Sounds like some "play" time is in order. Always works when my kids' volume's are tuned to high.

I know there's not much to play with and you guys are stretched pretty thin there doing more than your fair share.

Let us know if we all can do anything--maybe send something for the soldiers that they would like--I think I'd be safe in saying we'd be happy to do it.

I'm sure happy to get an update on the little fella'. Can't wait to see a picture--maybe mom could post one for us????

Also glad to hear that the light is getting brighter. Chin up, keep your feet dry and your eyes on the prize:
lemonade, a warm bed, pretty women, cold beer, baseball games, movie popcorn, traffic lights, roses blooming, a baby's finger's gripping fist gripping tightly around his uncle's finger...

We miss you...Come home safe...And soon.

A soldier's mom

Posted by: Katherine on January 20, 2004 03:06 AM

I finally got my internet back and one of the first sites I checked was yours!! I was relieved to see you guys were still safe and much as you can be over there. Just you all hurry up and come home already!

Posted by: Dianne on January 20, 2004 09:23 PM

I have heard that a certain BC from Arkansas has a new woman in his life besides his wife,Rheta in Afjohn.Guess who?

Posted by: ss on January 21, 2004 04:44 AM

Alrighty Will!

I see you're starting to think that light is a good thing...just keep half an eye out for a train...but hope it's a useless endeavor! I think you DID send some of that rain further is 'rain weather' here in Tucson. No problem though...but I DO know about side-stepping mud puddles. Er, mud lakes I mean!


Posted by: Judi on January 21, 2004 09:25 AM

Hello Will,
we hope to be succeeded to do you smile with the joke,also if for a moment.Happy know that Jake is going well,it is beautiful know that you will make of Godfather to him.
We don't know succeed own to translate "hummer",we ask:is there some one that can help us to translate it in italian? Early thank you very much.
8th lesson:You are lovely boy.-tu sei un ragazzo carino-Let's to the cinema-Andiamo al cinema-You are a boy/girl nice-tu sei un ragazzo/ragazza simpatico/a.
We are very sorry hear of attack,to be very careful.Force,now it's near return to home.

Posted by: Milena,Adriana on January 25, 2004 09:55 AM

Hello Will,
Our thought are for all soldiers that have given the life for this war.It is very sad know that still continue died.
don't remember only the men of good will,
but also those bads...
don't for see all suffering
that they have made suffer us
you remember rather of the good things
that the suffering have made to born in us
The greatness of heart that is grow inside us
for all that we have suffered
and when the men will come at the last judgement,
you leave that good results
that are bornt inside us
are the pardon for them.
Return to home soon.Milena and Adriana

Posted by: Milena,Adriana on January 25, 2004 10:53 AM


I have really enjoyed reading your letters. I will be happy to hear that you are home safe and out of that awful place. I hope you will continue to write letters about your "real" life. I feel as if I know you. Thanks for all that you have done - both the website and serving in the Military to protect me. Take care. Barbara

Posted by: Barbara on February 17, 2004 01:47 PM
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Will is a pretty good writer and this is the collection of his writings. It'll be interesting to hear updates from a soldier's point of view, so I'll be posting them for all to read.

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