Monday afternoon... we had just picked up Noah's Class A's just off his base and my cell phone rang... Noah answered and the voice on the other end said, "So whatyaknowsh*thead??" Noah sat in stunned silence and said, "Pardon me? Who is this?" "Oh man, your brain must have really got rattled! It's me, P..." And they were off to the races -- the lot of 'em talking over each other and talking so fast even I couldn't understand even one end of the conversation! My AIM away message said where I was for my Guys, and they took the chance that Noah would be with me when they called... (not only handsome, but my Guys are smart, too! LOL)
They hadn't had much word and they wanted to know how Noah was and about their friend Dave M. (injured in the same event as Noah and still up at Walter Reed), and they chatted about other soldiers either in Iraq, Germany or in the U.S. It's still really busy where they are but all are safe this week... They spoke of the memorial for Matt Bohling held in Iraq over the weekend, and Noah told them he was going to the memorial here at their base. They talked generally about what was happening where the Guys are... that they hadn't been successful in getting the dozens of packages waiting for Noah back in Iraq released and they discussed strategy and people to contact to get that done (what do we want the stuff back for?? they NEED it THERE!)... and they closed by telling Noah to focus on getting well, and to have a few cold ones for them!! Then I got a big "HI, MA!!" and the call was done. But it was magic to Noah... to hear from the Guys... to know they missed him as much as he misses them... And to let the Guys know that we remember that they're still there... and that they're in our thoughts and prayers... It sure was great to hear!
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