Just got an email from Jay at 5 am...
He says its been a really bad week. They lost their XO in an IED attack on Tuesday  :( :(      XO  was only 25 yrs old and has a 1 yr old daughter named Liberty....How American can one be?
My heart breaks for his young wife, and a daughter who will not know her dad..his family and friends.
Loss is never easy and always tragic.   Jay says its very somber this week
Just be grateful for your many freedoms...
Ugh....3 weeks...cant wait for this to be D O N E 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

So sad, such a loss for so many. Glad you heard from Jay and that he is OK. Does he return to AFG after his two weeks at home? Hoping he maybe stays stateside. Either way, tell him thanks for me, for doing his job and for staying safe.
KRKing911
KRKing911

I\'m so sorry...Ditto from what Anne says.
namaste02
namaste02

He will only be home stateside for 2 weeks, and then return to Afghanistan to finish his deployment. Looks like he will be spending a week here with me in NY,and then a week with his mother in AL He is originally a California kid, so his family is all there with the exception of his mom and step dad. He should be finished up in March although there have been rumors that they may be home a month or 2 earlier. Luckily, he will finish his assignment with the Army in July of the next year and be out for good. I cant wait!! In the meantime I am at a loss for words on what to say about yet another loss for him....this saddens me greatly.