The First Hundred

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Graduation Day!













I'm writing from Fort Leonard Wood, MO, where we attended Mark's graduation ceremony this morning. Since the end of August, he's finished 19 weeks of Basic Combat Training and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) with the 82nd Chemical Battalion. After a weekend pass, he'll be on "holdover" for about 3 weeks until he can join the next cycle of Airborne Training at Fort Benning, GA.
To say we are proud of him, is putting it mildly.

12 Comments:

  • At 2/03/2006 4:43 PM, Blogger An Ordinary Christian said…

    Congratulations. I'd be proud too.

     
  • At 2/04/2006 3:51 PM, Blogger uncle joe said…

    I've always believed that answering the call to be a soldier is the second greatest calling that a person can answer yes to...

     
  • At 2/05/2006 5:03 AM, Blogger Kc said…

    I'm so thankful for this blessing to you and your son will remain in our prayers. Please give him my thanks for his service.

     
  • At 2/05/2006 7:50 AM, Blogger Corry said…

    We share in your pride:-)

    God's Grace.

     
  • At 2/05/2006 5:22 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    Congratulations! I met My First Wife at Ft. Benning.

    I mentioned you in my most recent post (February 3). Thanks for your contribution.

     
  • At 2/05/2006 8:33 PM, Blogger Aunt Jo said…

    on behalf of the Joe family, thank you Son of Seeker for your service to our country!

    I bet you burst your buttons didn't you Seeker? What about Mr.Seeker??

     
  • At 2/06/2006 12:24 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    We all are proud of him. Of course not as proud as Mom.
    I think there is a funny guy inside his pack. His hand is sticking out.
    Those old barracks look familiar.
    I know your weekend with him was enjoyed by all.
    ..

     
  • At 2/06/2006 12:34 AM, Blogger audrey` said…

    Congratulations! He is a very fine young gentleman.

     
  • At 2/06/2006 12:51 AM, Blogger Pia said…

    congratulations! i'm sure you're proud. we share in that too. =)

     
  • At 2/06/2006 9:03 AM, Blogger John Cowart said…

    Hi, just over visiting from the link on Paul's writing from the hip blog. Your "web of bloggers" and "net of surfers" caught my attention.

     
  • At 2/06/2006 9:11 AM, Blogger Seeker said…

    Thank you all for your words of encouragement. He was surprised to know you all are so appreciative.
    There was an emotional moment at his graduation; a film of our soldiers. For background music they used Toby Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue". http://hometown.aol.com/suneegirl1/COURTESYOFTHEREDWHITEBLUE.html

     
  • At 2/06/2006 2:32 PM, Blogger An Ordinary Christian said…

    Thanks for visiting my site. I appreciate you.

     

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