[Chat] Re: [Discussion] New address overseas
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 09:37:21 -0500
I appreciate your kind offer. As soon as I get over there and get a feel for the conditions, I will send a message back to let eveyone know what we might need and how best to send items over. We were told mail might take 2-3 weeks to arrive.
Yes, I am hoping Sadaam quickly sees the light and leaves Iraq.
----- Original Message -----
From: fred furney <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:04 am
Subject: Re: [Discussion] New address overseas
> is there any types of things that you would like sent to you, like
> food or health supplies?
> let me know. perhaps i could send some things for the people you
> are there with. i hope you all come home safe and lives lost can
> be minimized.
> maybe we could get a fund up in CV to send soldiers some things
> that they need.
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Here is a short article I wrote for a newsletter at work. I have
> now been told it is almost certain I will deploy on 3/20. if that
> changes I will let you know.
> Greetings from Fort Dix, then the desert!!
> I joined the Army Reserve system in 1970, as a member of the
> Delaware National Guard, where I learned to climb telephone poles
> and install field communications systems. In 1975, I transfered to
> the Army Reserve and became an Intelligence Analyst. In 1982, I
> attained the rank of Warrant Officer One and, after several unit
> changes, attained my current rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four in
> 1997. Until this deployment, I was a member of the Army Technical
> Control and Analysis Augmentation Detachment at Fort Meade,
> Maryland, where I served as the unit Security Officer and a
> Signals Intelligence Team Chief.
> For the next year I am a member of Alpha Company/325th MI BN,
> normally stationed at Fort Devens, MA. We will be deploying in
> support of the 205th MI Brigade sometime before 3/31/03. I cannot
> say exactly where I will be serving, but I expect there to be a
> lot of sand, sun, and a hot, dry climate.
> I can take very few personal items with me, as I am only allowed
> two duffel bags and a small rucksack. Most of these are filled
> with mandatory items I need to bring, to include two chemical
> protective suits and related decontamination material. In case of
> a chemical attack, I need to be able to "mask" within 9 seconds
> and be prepared to put on the rest of the outfit within 8 minutes.
> I will also be carrying seven 30-round magazines of ammunition for
> my M-16 in my battle vest, which I wear over top of my 12-pound
> flak vest. After several weeks of wearing all of this equipment, I
> should be have shed at least 20 pounds off my body.
> I sincerely appreciate all the notes of support many of you have
> sent me, including people I have never met. If you want to send me
> a note while deployed, you may continue using e-mail, but I may
> not have the access that I have now. If you want to write, my
> address after 3/31/03 will be:
> CW4 Schlegel, William
> V CORPS, 205th MI Bde, A Co/325th MI BN
> APO, AE 09302-1372
> Regular first classs rates apply.
> My e-mail address wil be email@example.com.
> CW4 Brad Schlegel (the Army makes me use William)