"We're asking for your prayers. One of 'our' young men, a Corpsman who had been in Afghanistan and had been struggling with PTSD, was found dead today. He was in our son's wedding this past spring. We had been trying to get him…"
"Asking prayers for one of 'our boys'. A young Sailor who is from our church that was stationed in Japan during the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown. He was diagnosed with cancer over the past few weeks and has been transferred, along…"
"We sure could use some prayers over the next few weeks. Two young men, who are not ours by birth, but our sons just the same are both deployed. One left last month and the other this weekend. Both are in very stressful & dangerous situations and…"
"This is 1LT Nicholas John Vogt, US Army. On November 12, 2011, he was severely injured by an IED while on a foot-patrol in Panjwaii, Afghanistan. We took these pictures this past weekend in the swimming pool at Walter Reed Medical Center.…"
"Received a message today from one of our own asking for prayer. One soldier and one interpreter killed in an IED explosion. 4 seriously injured. Please keep these men and their families in your prayers. Thanks. "
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"It is, indeed, difficult to know that they have to go through things alone. Our son was very ill, serving in Japan and alone for 18 months. We had to fight very hard to get him State Side to get the medical care that he needed. He was detached from…"
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I don't know if she'll be back by then or not. I'll let you know as soon as she lets me know. lol just keep me posted as to where he is and what he might need. Rest assured my daughter will take good care of him.
When my son first enlisted in the Navy I found NavyForMoms in searching for answers to his future. I just knew their had to be a site for dads but found out I was wrong. So I started this site so us dads would also have a place to call home. I'm new at this and hope this site will benefit fathers that follow behind us. So jump right in share concerns, join groups, share info, and show off your Sailor. I'm so glad to find out their are so many proud Navy Dads just like myself. I hope this site benefits you and your family throughout your sons journey in the Navy. Thank Heath for his service for me and thanks again for joining us.
Welcome to NavyDads fishdad! I'm sure you'll find the site as fun, useful, and educational as I have. Explore the site and make some friends, add your comments to a discussion or two, read the postings in the various groups-- even start one or two. I certainly have! If you have any questions or concerns about your sailor and what he is going through...ask! I'm sure someone here will have the answer or can point you in the right direction to find out. I'm lucky enough to have two sailors in the family - my son Eric (AM3) returned spring '09 from a seven-month cruise on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and my daughter Kat (MC3) just completed her five-year enlistment on the carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). And fishdad this is a great place to brag about your sailor as well! So join in and let us know how Heath is doing! We do ask that you remember that we talk about the Navy here and we must keep the security and safety of our sailors in mind at all times. On the right side of every NavyDads page is an area we call About This Site. Please take a minute and read through the Operations Security (OPSEC) link and the NavyDads Guidelines link. And stop by the NavyDads offical store- Navyoutfitters.com. Show your support for NavyDads by wearing the latest in NavyDads attire. Best Regards- Paul