U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Military Life and Issues
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-23-2009, 09:24 AM
 
9,807 posts, read 12,698,587 times
Reputation: 8127

Advertisements

I have always thought the sight of the notification car pulling up the driveway is quite chilling.

Many parents say they knew what it meant the minute they saw it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-23-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
18,932 posts, read 8,592,388 times
Reputation: 28128
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmac View Post
I have always thought the sight of the notification car pulling up the driveway is quite chilling.

Many parents say they knew what it meant the minute they saw it.
I didn't see the car. it was 9:30~ish pm, and dark. I saw the uniforms, on the other side of the door.....I knew.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
20,799 posts, read 8,461,361 times
Reputation: 15883
debey I bet your feet froze to the floor as well as time when you saw them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
1,828 posts, read 3,248,563 times
Reputation: 871
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmac View Post
I have always thought the sight of the notification car pulling up the driveway is quite chilling.

Many parents say they knew what it meant the minute they saw it.
My cousin, who grew up on the farm next to ours, was shot up badly in Vietnam, and sent to Colorado to recover. Everytime the federal car passed our driveway, we were worried. But he survived, and actually has had a pretty good life as an auto mechanic, and is married with 3 children, although I am sure he has some pain at times.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
18,932 posts, read 8,592,388 times
Reputation: 28128
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyworld View Post
debey I bet your feet froze to the floor as well as time when you saw them.
Should I continue to "tell this story" or will it kill the thread? LOL.
My hubby says he cannot forget my scream.....& that I opened the door & told them they couldn't come in, because I knew what they were going to say...........I remember shuting the door, going to the bathroom,. puking my guts out, and then letting them in........Our local Pastor was with them....For a few minutes, the scene continues, straight out of any movie you have seen...

*to this day, I haven't a clue, what they were driving. I know that the Pastor & the sherriff drove by our house, before hand, so Pastor Bill "knew" he was @ the right house.....It took about 12 hours, for them to notify us. In the meantime, durring those same 12 hours, I had been waiting, for my son to be on IM. We had "talked" for 40 or so minutes, the day before & he said "he'd talk to me, tomorrow".....

Last edited by debey; 07-23-2009 at 10:24 AM.. Reason: *added
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
20,799 posts, read 8,461,361 times
Reputation: 15883
debey I think it is very appropriate for this thread and if it helps you then certainly you may post it.
I am so very sorry for your loss.I cannot imagine the pain you and your family have endured.

I have a neice in Iraq and her husband is in Afghanistan( both AF). I have a nephew who did three tours in Iraq and came home to us safely. I also have a nephew (so very special to me)who is in Special Forces and we will know in about a week or so if he made it Green Beret.
I run a day care in my home and one of the Dad's is Marines and I believe is going to be sent back Nov/Dec. It is all around me. My Dad was Coast Guard and my FIL was Navy.

So many reasons that I am grateful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Aberdeen
168 posts, read 253,401 times
Reputation: 369
debey,
As a veteran, I want to thank-you for sharing what you can with us. I have seen the pictures in your album and was wondering but didn't want to ask. This kind of grief is such a private thing but please know that we all grieve with you. I pray I never know the sorrow you have gone through and I pray that God will grant you peace. I also want to thank-you for the job well done on raising such a fine young hero.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
23,751 posts, read 38,028,593 times
Reputation: 27699
-
Fourth of July Parade, 2009, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.



-

Last edited by Poncho_NM; 07-24-2009 at 06:12 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
23,751 posts, read 38,028,593 times
Reputation: 27699
Airman dog handler, April 2007, New Mexico




Rich
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
23,751 posts, read 38,028,593 times
Reputation: 27699



Soldiers from Platoon 3, Company C, 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., 25th Inf. Div., US Army, say good-bye to Platoon Leader
1st Lt. Damon Hart, on Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora near Samarra, Iraq, on Jan. 3, 2009.
-----

Digital Video & Imagery Distribution System

Last edited by Poncho_NM; 12-23-2011 at 07:44 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Military Life and Issues
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top