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    Well, I just found out a few days ago. My father is being deployed to Balad, Iraq. 50 miles north of Baghdad. He'll leave around my birthday in January, for 12 months. I still support the War and the troops and President Bush with all my heart.
     
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    I'm sure he'll be fine. I've had 5 friends in the war, and I haven't lost 1 yet. Still, I'll pray for him when I remember.
     
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    Thanks. He'll be flying CH47 Chinooks there. In the Gulf War he flew Hueys with the 101st. He lead the Hueys in the largest air assault ever! I think by January everything will mellow out even more.
     
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    For what it's worth, the Army doesn't fly Hueys... UH1 Iroquois. ;)

    :D

    I was under the impression Blackhawks had replaced the UH1 by the time of GW1.

    Oh well - here's wishing your Pops the best!
     
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    we'll wish him well and safe over here semper.
     
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    Hey Semper he'll be on my prayer list. I'm sure it will all be fine.
     
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    Semper, I'm sure your dad will be fine. I have dozens of friends and thousands of acquaintances who have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and only two people I know have died, and that was over a year ago in the immediate aftermath of the liberation of Iraq. I think that if your dad is flying Chinooks, he will be just fine.
     
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    Hey gopjeff, I'm so sorry about the loss of your two friends. I pray for all the members of our military everyday, but in particular friends of my children that have chosen to serve. So far, we have been very fortunate.
     
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    Another person to think about when I watch my flag-----let us know if we can help you or your dad IN ANY WAY! People at home want to help even if we can't go over there.

    (hopefully no one is offended by my use of the word "we" )
     
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    Dillo, I am honored by the use of 'we'.
     

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