I always believed no news is good news. Such is the life of a military parent. As I write this I am beginning to believe my old standby saying is failing me. I last got a text message from my Warrior about 2200 hours last night. It was short and sweet. Something like, at Battery, sleeping in truck, will keep you posted. I sent a short one back saying I would be up and text or call if things changed. I have a feeling something happened in the middle of the night and he didn't want to wake the "old man" up.
The good news, at least for the people of Haiti is FOX News is reporting the 82nd AIRBORNE is dropping food and supplies into Haiti. Although I didn't see any of the 82nd famous Red Berets' in the film. I would go out on a limb here and PREsume Paratroopers are also being dropped in to distribute the items and protect the population. Please note I said PREsume.
What is really bad is I asked Jacob about this last week. The mission of the 82nd is"rapid deployment" Find a cow pasture, drop a perimeter force and drop the grub and supplies. Gee Whiz, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out, I did.
As all military parents I sit and wait, ...and wait,.... and wait. I've done it before in a much more hostile situation so I can do it again. Damn it! Why couldn't that kid have been a accountant!
Please don't forget our soldiers in the Global War on Terror and still fighting in volatile combat zones.