Saturday, July 14, 2007


Well, shoot, we got stuck overnight in Spain, how terrible!

But a $27 a night BOQ (Bachelor Officer Quarters) with indoor plumbing, a queen size bed, and all the amenities of home made it okay. We flew out the next day. The flight crew allowed me in the cockpit for the flight. C-5's are huge airframes, so it was fun to watch the crew work to get it off the ground and then around some thunderheads. I took a few pics and will post them when I can get on a computer that will allow me to do so.

Last night we arrived at Ft. Hood, and today we spent the entire day in briefings. Tomorrow will be a reset day, Monday will be reverse SRP (Soldier Readiness Processing) and if I'm lucky (very lucky) I'll fly home on Tuesday. After a two weeks on terminal leave I will come off Title 10 and be more "Citizen" than "Soldier".

Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. I can't wait to come the rest of the way home and see you all.



At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! Looking forward to seeing you soon on the grounds of McEachern UMC.

At 12:30 AM, Blogger Flag Gazer said...

Happy Dancing!!!!!

So glad to know you are safely in the USA!

God Bless!

At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea!!! Pam, Chris, Carley and I worked on Sat. to clear some of the garage!!! (Bo was not there)You are going to flip out when you see it! We are all so excited, especially Pam, that you will be home home Tuesday!!!

Wally announced at Haygood today that you are in Texas and not Iraq! Everyone cheered and applauded!!! (Me and my big mouth, I did say you were at Ft. Hood in Sunday School...Wally is the teacher and was litigurist today.

Tonight Bob's band plays at Blind Willie"s. You NEED to be there too! I will represent you well!!!

Take care, one more leg to go! God Speed and traveling mercies!


This thing will not let me make corrections...darn...

At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so very glad you are home and safe, too.

God Bless and best wishes at your new church home.

Warren and Liz Stillwell

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Glad to hear you made it to the "Homeland" safe. Even if it is beautiful downtown Killeen!!

I wish Derek was there to meet and greet and take to his favorite Chinese buffet... :( I guess a soldier has got to eat!!

Thinking of you and your family at this time with tears of joy.

Proud Army Mom

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

The cheers went up at McEachern, too. It was a collective sigh of relief and excitement all in one. Chris was so excited about New York, too. What a week for that young man.

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Jane said...

Awesome!! Welcome back to the USA. God Bless you for your service to our country.

At 8:10 PM, Blogger nationalguardwife said...

Welcome home.

At 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home!

At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Arlene Candy said...


I just found out from Mrs. Nagle where you were. Hope to catch up with you sometime after you get settled back home. So glad you're home safe.

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you Jim! Good to have you back. Leslee Samuelson

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you Jim! Good to have you back. Leslee Samuelson

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

Jim, I stumbled across your blog via Wade's blog. I have spent good part of the day reading it all, and say "thank you." Many young men and women would not have made it without your guidence.

So happy you are home and God bless you for your service.

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Chaplain Chester R. Cook said...

Jim, What is your ETA in ATL
Chaplain Chester R. Cook

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Chester R Cook said...

At 7:11 AM, Blogger Sarge Charlie said...

Thank you for what you did for the troops during this part of your life, God's Speed Sir.

At 5:40 AM, Blogger Wade Huntsinger said...

Come on Jim, lets hear some good stuff. Have you started your church yet? We are waiting with great anticipation. blessings, Wade

At 12:42 AM, Blogger aa said...



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