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Good, glad to hear was a pleasant surprise to hear from Michael on a weekday.....Indeed, they are in for a couple of busy and very important weeks!!  Michael did report regarding the turnover and reasons for same.   They have some assessments beginning early tomorrow morning......wishing them all good results.   They are certainly putting in the effort!!

Hey Patrick let me know if Michael reaches out about 324, anxiously waiting to here if Sam passed hi academic test and PFA…. grrrr Hell week :(

Hi Bill: - no news, yet.....likewise on this end.......and don't forget the Inspections....!!!....(lol).....the guys are working real hard.....I had written to Michael earlier this week and he should have that letter by now knowing I won't be home much Saturday, and to call my cell.....  I will keep you posted.  Please let  me know, also.  (we're both in the same boat - Week 6 - here we come!!!)

Hi Bill: No phone call received in NH this weekend.....perhaps, like last week, there will be a Monday phone call.....According to what I have read, they have the usual, along with Gas Mask, for tasks this week.....  I am sure that I am missing something critically important......This is the last week before the call to Battle Stations, as long as they've earned it!!    Remember the Mantra - "no news is good news" - (my wife called home from work today to see if Michael called - of course, i jumped to the phone.........."hello?!" with energy and exuberance......   "oh, hi...."  was my response, upon realization it was not Michael.....LOL....  ruh roh....  

So far, I will be in a position to "stand down" at the home telephone and cell phone during the day tomorrow.....   "no news is good news; no news is good news; no news is good news........   lol

Hi Bill:  Not to worry...our sons are working hard.....!!!  No news is good news.....!!  I will keep you posted in case Michael calls - am on the road next few days, but he knows to call cell phone..... ~ Pat

photo courtesy of Jeff Diffy of the Armed Forces Blood Drive dated September 24, 2014 - many thanks to Bill Higdon ~ Pat Doherty 

Bill is proud dad of fellow (Sam) in forefront; I am proud dad of fellow two heads to left of Sam in the second row.  Praying for PIR 10 Oct 2014  - thank you Jeff and Bill


Hey Bill !!  No News is Good News!!!  Hoping our sons get the call to Battle Stations next week!!  Another day or so and Week 6 is complete!!

Hi Bill - well, no phone activity and no USPS activity today in NH.  Co-Admin Jim did suggest I may not hear from Michael until after conclusion of Battle Stations.    So, what did I do tonight?  I wrote another letter!! Fingers crossed and lots of prayers and Mass in the morning.............  Praying for good news sometime late next week - Jim mentioned they take the Div's in order - so, our sons may be last or second to last.  Be well.

Hi Bill!!  Ahhhh, the overwhelming power of a letter!!!  Written 24 Sep 2014 received 2 Oct 2014 - same day as the blood drive.   (which so happens to be his paternal grandfather's birthday - my son did not know his grandfather - heck, I barely knew my father, but I have to wonder if my father is serving in a Guardian Angel role now.)   In a nutshell, I 'think' my son's doing alright......(there I go again, fingers crossed)..... He referred to "next week"  which is this week....they are in the midst of  fun stuff, as he described, and getting ready for the 'Call to BS.'  He wrote positively of firearms training; the Div's Inspection performance; an improved academic test performance; and proudly wrote of being present for group and individual photographs.

He referred to this week and next as being busy and would call when he could.  He wrote of his excitement as he heads toward BS.  He was clearly tired when he wrote the two page letter - first side of first page and top quarter of fourth page were written upon - nothing else - LOL.  Heck, I am just thankful that we received this in tonight's USPS mail.  No matter how short - the enthusiasm in his letter is contagious!! Continuing to be prayerfully optimistic, but omigosh, so prayerfully grateful!!  Hoping that I don't turn into a blubbering whale with a river of tears at PIR!!  He IS working hard and it reads/sounds like it is coming together for the fellows in the Div.  Hope you guys also received recent news from your son.    I will let you know if he reaches out to us this weekend....I am mostly home and will be sitting with multiple phones at arms reach. from what he says they made inspections and after today's PFA they really just have BS21. No call her so i am assuming my son passed …waiting for the BIG call wednesday!

LOL - as long as it is before I hop on a plane to IL on 9 October 2014 at 0645 hours!!  He wrote the letter on the 24th Sept and we received today, 2 Oct 2014.  So, putting this information and yours of last night together, let's hope today was final PFA.  Otherwise, I am clueless!!  lol  I will let you know if we hear more.

yes it seems the last anyone has heard was the 24th… i am positive PFA was today…it WILL be Wednesday..think i asked you..are you guys going the the meet and greet at the Sundance Saloon with Sarge?

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