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hindes204
07-03-2009, 12:23 AM
Well, I have been called upon to go to "the desert" to do what I joined the service to do. What an ironic week to find this out, 4th of July week...anyway, I volunteered for this deployment and I am proud to go, so sometime in the near future, you will notice me absent from this board for some time, please keep me in your prayers and wish me luck. Unfortunately, I am going to miss pretty much the whole steeler season, but I will be proudly waving my terrible towel over there. The same thing happened last time i was deployed, I had to watch the playoffs (what I could watch) of the last super bowl run in Iraq...maybe I will make it back in time to see us win our seventh

today, like everyday, I am proud to be an American!

fansince'76
07-03-2009, 12:32 AM
Stay safe and thank you for your selfless service to this country! :usa:

God bless. :drink:

43Hitman
07-03-2009, 02:49 AM
Stay safe and thank you for your selfless service to this country! :usa:

God bless. :drink:

Quoted for truth. God Bless America and God Bless our troops!:usa:

Galax Steeler
07-03-2009, 06:02 AM
Take care and we are proud for what you do for us.

Kaeg
07-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Stay well, and THANK YOU.

BlastFurnace
07-03-2009, 07:54 AM
Thank you for your service to our great nation. We'll be praying for your safe return.

HometownGal
07-03-2009, 08:50 AM
We are going to miss you around here, hindes, but are proud of you for your service and dedication to our great country. God Bless you and God Bless America! :usa: :salute: :hug:

stillers4me
07-03-2009, 09:17 AM
Thank and God bless you! :drink:

X-Terminator
07-03-2009, 09:32 AM
Thank you for your service, hindes, and stay safe!

Vincent
07-03-2009, 09:32 AM
Godspeed!! God bless you and your family and your brothers in the desert. Thank you for being a great American!!

hindes204
07-03-2009, 10:44 AM
Thank you everybody...it is an honor to serve

SteelCityMan786
07-03-2009, 11:52 AM
Thank You For Your Service. May you make it to Iraq, and return home safely.

7SteelGal43
07-03-2009, 01:07 PM
:salute:

Godfather
07-03-2009, 01:50 PM
Thank you!!! Stay safe!

Indo
07-03-2009, 02:36 PM
As they say,

Keep your powder dry and your p3cker hard! :usa:

Godspeed

tony hipchest
07-03-2009, 03:39 PM
stay safe, stay proud, and if at all possible, try to find a few minutes a day and have some fun to make the time go by quicker.

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Well, I have been called upon to go to "the desert" to do what I joined the service to do. What an ironic week to find this out, 4th of July week...anyway, I volunteered for this deployment and I am proud to go, so sometime in the near future, you will notice me absent from this board for some time, please keep me in your prayers and wish me luck. Unfortunately, I am going to miss pretty much the whole steeler season, but I will be proudly waving my terrible towel over there. The same thing happened last time i was deployed, I had to watch the playoffs (what I could watch) of the last super bowl run in Iraq...maybe I will make it back in time to see us win our seventh

today, like everyday, I am proud to be an American!

Hindes204,

To truly know of sacrifice,
is to know that what you give
is never about what you may lose
but rather a life you choose to live.

Its more about a moral choice
to pay off freedoms debts
for those who wont or cant themselves,
face down this nations threats.

It entails the choice that one must make
without a moments pause
To join a worthy brotherhood
and take up the noble cause.

I'll bow a knee and pray for you
I'll salute your bravery
I'll shed a tear in knowing pride,
Of what you choose to do for me.

Thank you
-LLT

Indo
07-03-2009, 04:07 PM
Amen

Steel_12
07-03-2009, 04:30 PM
I'll be home in 2 weeks...I hope yor return safely.

Psyychoward86
07-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Good luck, I hope God gives you plenty. Show the Middle East that there's good in Americans.

hindes204
07-03-2009, 07:13 PM
Hindes204,

To truly know of sacrifice,
is to know that what you give
is never about what you may lose
but rather a life you choose to live.

Its more about a moral choice
to pay off freedoms debts
for those who wont or cant themselves,
face down this nations threats.

It entails the choice that one must make
without a moments pause
To join a worthy brotherhood
and take up the noble cause.

I'll bow a knee and pray for you
I'll salute your bravery
I'll shed a tear in knowing pride,
Of what you choose to do for me.


Thank you
-LLT



Wow...did you write that yourself...what a sicerely profound post, thank you for that, I just printed it off plan on taking it with me

stlrtruck
07-03-2009, 11:36 PM
Thank you for your service and God's blessings on you and your family!

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-04-2009, 10:25 AM
Wow...did you write that yourself...what a sicerely profound post, thank you for that, I just printed it off plan on taking it with me

I am honored that you would take it with you...and yes I wrote it to thank you for your service.

J Dogg
07-04-2009, 10:30 AM
Which Garden Spot are you off to?

hindes204
07-04-2009, 10:49 AM
Which Garden Spot are you off to?

"undisclosed location". That's all I really know so far. They really don't like us to know much, that way we can't really talk about when and where we're going...security reasons I guess

T.Richardson
07-06-2009, 02:56 PM
Thank you for your service!

devilsdancefloor
07-06-2009, 03:27 PM
keep your head down and your canteen full! Thanks fo your service!

SCSTILLER
07-07-2009, 07:32 AM
Good luck and God speed Hindes! Off to that "Undisclosed Location" huh? Been there a few times, it's nice. Remember to use your Pogs at the BX before shipping back to the states!

Fire Haley
07-07-2009, 03:11 PM
"undisclosed location". That's all I really know so far. They really don't like us to know much, that way we can't really talk about when and where we're going...security reasons I guess

If you get to Baghdad, get out to the palaces, like me.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc283/usagold/Iraq2.jpg

Send us some pics

SteelersMongol
07-07-2009, 09:16 PM
God bless U & all the men & women who serves along with U.

hindes204
07-07-2009, 11:41 PM
If you get to Baghdad, get out to the palaces, like me.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc283/usagold/Iraq2.jpg

Send us some pics

Nice pic....when I was in Baghdad we didn't have time to see the inside of the palaces, but I took alot of pictures from the outside while driving by...we weren't in Baghdad for long periods of time, we switched back and forth from tahlil (now Ali air base) to bahgdad...we were training the Iraqi air force how to fix c-130s

Galax Steeler
07-08-2009, 05:12 AM
If you get to Baghdad, get out to the palaces, like me.

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc283/usagold/Iraq2.jpg

Send us some pics

That is really a cool pick.

Fire Haley
07-08-2009, 02:42 PM
I have more - Steeler Nation is Worldwide


2003 - Air Control Squadron - Baghdad
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc283/usagold/Iraq508.jpg

Indo
07-08-2009, 04:54 PM
Very cool pics

There something about People holding high-powered automatic weapons (or sitting in fighter jets) next to the Terrible Towel or Steeler flags that gets me all teared up and goose-bumpy!

I'm not sure which unit you're with, but as they say, Return with Honor.

trauben
07-09-2009, 08:55 AM
http://forums.tccoa.com/images/smilies/SailorSalute.gif Fair winds and God's speed! I'll keep you in prayer.

Dino 6 Rings
07-09-2009, 09:23 AM
God Bless

Drill Sergeant says
"Stay alert stay alive"

Come home safely

hindes204
07-09-2009, 02:47 PM
thanks for all the well wishes...official word came today, im definately going........... "soon" ........i hope i get a chance to see a little bit of the steelers season over there