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Saturday, May 19th, 2007

I’m Not Dead

“Well, he will be soon. He’s very ill.”

I’ve been very busy handling a lot of important personal stuff. I did get I little bit of enjoyment recently, though – I went to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to attend a graduation. The son of one of my old Army buddies had chosen to follow us and become a combat engineer. In my day, that was MOS 12B, but nowadays it’s 21B. Turns out he had been staying in my old building – Delta Company, 35th Engineer Battalion. I was very proud of him, and looking around, I found myself wishing I could do the whole Army thing all over again, even if it meant starting from scratch at Basic training.

I also got myself a cool Sapper hat to show off my tab.

I’m going to bed early tonight, and am planning on hitting the road around 3 A.M. I aim to make Las Cruces, New Mexico, before it gets too late. It’s about 1800 km (1100+ miles) in one day. I should have left today and made it a two-day drive.

I’m going to be extremely busy for at least the next two weeks, and probably won’t get to blog.

Posted by Greg in Family & Friends, Posts About Me, Travel


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2 Responses to “I’m Not Dead”

  1. Eric says:

    Hey guy I was a 12B back in the day as well.

    Did my training at Ft. Leonardwood from May to August of 1980.
    D-4-2 best by test masters of the front lean and rest wooooo essayons!!

    It was over 120 degrees one day and then the temperature dropped dramatically and a tornado went through. Basic and AIT was memorable! Eric

  2. Richard Smith says:

    Iwasin the class of D-4-2, 1977,MAY TO AUG. looking for a year book from this classcan anyone help?