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    bagjeg
    Level 2 Member

    USA
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    Posted - 08/29/2004 :  18:34:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Well we went to Walter Reed today, to send cards and letters please address them to or Liaison address below.

    Moderator note from Allen: (also see the Message http://www.usmcparents.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8204 in our forum for info on this and other injuried Marines and how to get the Liaison Address setup)

    1/8 Marine Pete B.
    c/o MarineParents.com
    P O Box 370
    Columbia, MO 65205


    His mother is wonderful,and pete is a handsome delightful young man ,who has been to hell and back.He has shrapnel wounds every inch of his body,with hundreds of stitches.His left foot is gone above the ankle,with a good chance of tommorow loosing more.He has patches over both eyes,and tuesday they take one patch off to see if the cornea they grafted took.He is very worried about not regaining his sight.He woofed down the brownies i brought,and planned on eating more later.His mom is exhasted,she is with him from 0700 to 2100 everyday.the marines are taking very good care of them,paying for her room for at least 90 days,and the plane fares for when her husband or herself have to fly back and forth,even picking them up at the airport . Petes room is very small and warm,the food isn't very good.I think Walter Reed is overwhelmed with wounded,including several women,with missing limbs.I'm sure goodies,exspecially homemade would be very well taken by all.I did fine till after we left,and then it hit me.May God see it in his will to restore his site.He is a very brave and charming young man.Anyone who has someone with Alpha co.,1st platoon,he wants you to tell the men,he is doing ok,tell them what i have told you,he misses them,he is sending a special thanks to his corpsman,who he says saved his life,and a big hello to his good friend Chad from Massachusetts,"write to me,and as soon as i can i will e-mail you" We will be going up as often as possible,he will be there for at least 6 months.He thanks everyone for their support and hugs,yes i hugged and kissed him for all.If i left anything out i'll post later.We are truely blessed with all these brave young people we call service men and women!
    Barb proud mom of "Doc" Jeff,bravo co.,4th platoon

    Edited by - jerodsdad on 08/30/2004 17:44:57

    cgraham
    Level 3 Member

    USA
    217 Posts

    Posted - 08/30/2004 :  18:55:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Thank you Barb for making that trip.
    It took much compassion - and much courage - on your part to do that. I'm sitting here, a grown man, with tears streaming silently down my cheeks as I read the description of your visit.

    I have always had a high degree of respect for our nations' military - past and present. But now after seeing and hearing the sacrifices of this generation's brave souls while my son is deployed it really hits home.

    May God Bless them all....

    Chris
    Proud Marine Father of David in 1/8 Bravo

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
    --Ronald Reagan
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    bagjeg
    Level 2 Member

    USA
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    Posted - 08/30/2004 :  19:48:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Chris,I was so humbled by the visit.There were so many smiles on so many damaged bodies,i will never go ther again without goodies for everyone on that floor,i saw a couple looking at the basket as we passed their rooms,and i felt terrible.sadly carol says there are some there,that don't seem to ever have visitors.well i'll tell you it will be awhile before i complain about a hangnail,that's for sure!
    Barb proud mom of "Doc" Jeff,bravo
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    Ronnies mom
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    USA
    53 Posts

    Posted - 08/31/2004 :  06:45:14  Show Profile  Send Ronnies mom an AOL message  Reply with Quote
    Barb, thanks for this report. It is very humbling. Prayers to Pete and his family. May it be in God's will for Pete to regain his sight.

    Patty
    Proud mom CPL Ronnie, 1/8 WPN's CO, 1st PLT
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    DORENA
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    219 Posts

    Posted - 08/31/2004 :  09:59:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    I just cannot imagine some of those brave young men and women not having visitors, letters or packages. We have been collecting here at work to send stuff to the 1/8 (nick passes the items out) and I want to shift gears and get goodies, thank you cards etc out to Walter Reed, Barb can you get me the address?

    thanks
    Dorena

    Proud Mother of Nick 1/8 H&S (formally of weapons co)
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    brandonsmom
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    USA
    25 Posts

    Posted - 08/31/2004 :  11:14:29  Show Profile  Send brandonsmom a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
    Barb,

    You are awesome, THANK YOU for being every part of the word MOM. I have a card that is on its way from California. You have put so much into perspective by just one visit. It is amazing. So many that are there and never heard.

    Susan, Proud Mom of LCpl Brandon..1/8
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    bagjeg
    Level 2 Member

    USA
    122 Posts

    Posted - 08/31/2004 :  17:00:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Dorena,look at the top of our post,Allen has posted an address that we have to send everything to,and them it gets sent on.
    Barb,proud mom of "Doc" Jeff,bravo.4th platoon
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    jerodsdad
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    USA
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    Posted - 08/31/2004 :  17:49:41  Show Profile  Send jerodsdad an AOL message  Reply with Quote
    Thanks for the great response all. I too cannot beleive that there are some there with no letters or visitors.

    I would like to clarify one think, the Liaison Address that we have posted is for cards and letters, not packages. I hope everyone understands, this is an address that is taken care of by Tracy and I wouldn't want to burden her with having to forward packages and paying the postage for this also.

    Thanks everyone,
    God Bless Our Marines!!!
    Allen

    Allen, Proud Marine Father
    LCPL Jerod from Lake Charles, LA
    1/8, Weapons Co. 3rd Plt.
    "The Cutting Edge"
    Camp Lejeuene, currently serving in Iraq

    "Fathers, They looked up to you as their hero. Now you can look up to them as yours" --[Marine Dad Quote]
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    bagjeg
    Level 2 Member

    USA
    122 Posts

    Posted - 09/01/2004 :  04:53:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    OK for everyone who wants to send pakages,if you want send them to me and i will take them up,to all.
    e-mail me and i will give you my addres for packages
    Barb,proud mom of "Doc" Jwff,bravo co,4th platoon
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    cgraham
    Level 3 Member

    USA
    217 Posts

    Posted - 09/01/2004 :  14:16:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Thanks Barb for volunteering to do that - hope the response is great & that your trunk becomes full!

    Chris
    Proud Marine Father of David in 1/8 Bravo

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
    --Ronald Reagan
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    heatherrachel
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    USA
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    Posted - 09/01/2004 :  14:46:12  Show Profile  Send heatherrachel an AOL message  Send heatherrachel an ICQ Message  Click to see heatherrachel's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
    That's great that you're willing to do that Barb. I'll drop you an email in a bit and I'll be sure to make him a package with some goodies. My roommates & I here at Penn State are very willing and glad to help out wherever we can! And we're pretty proficent & handy in the kitchen for college girls, lol!

    - Heather
    Proud friend & more to Cpl. Chuck - 1/8 Alpha Co. Wpns Plt.
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    Andrew
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    Posted - 09/06/2004 :  20:01:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    I live in Germantown, MD and drive downtown to Arlington every day. I can stop by to see our boys in Walter Reed. Is there anything special that I have to do? Do I come in from the Georgia Ave side? Do I have to request permission to come in? Whom do I call? I assume our boys from the 1/8 would be pleased to see any of the parents? What do the boys and gals like most?
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    bagjeg
    Level 2 Member

    USA
    122 Posts

    Posted - 09/07/2004 :  18:36:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Andrew,
    that would be great !!you have to have either a military ID or picture ID probably works.you show at the gate and they will direct you to the parking garage.if you e-mail me directly i can give you more info.
    Barb proud mom of "Doc" Jeff,bravo
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    Andrew
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    Posted - 09/08/2004 :  11:49:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    I stopped by Walter Reed last night just to get the lay of the land. I got past the guards at the front gate, got the yellow parking tag, and went down into the parking garage. I stopped by "information" and that's where it all went wrong. I explained to them that I am father of one of the boys from 1/8 and that I would like to stop by once a week and see how the boys from 1/8 are doing. They would not let me up the floor. Apparently, I need to contact the "visitors office" but no one knew the number for it. The "visitors office" then apparently checks with the patients whether they want to see parents (visitors). According to the information desk some of the soldiers do not want to be seen, and they need to check first. I would have thought those are guys who need most help and human contact. Still, I didn't argue. I checked the Walter Reed website and the telepohne directory did not open. Do you have the number for the "visitors office"? I'll keep on trying. The guard at the gate said that the weekneds are the best time to come visit. Not much success so far!
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    bagjeg
    Level 2 Member

    USA
    122 Posts

    Posted - 09/08/2004 :  15:13:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Andrew weekends are the best time,it does help that my husband and i have a military base sticker on our card. to my knowledge there is only one 1/8 boy in the hospital.I will e-mail mommaB about how Pete feels to a visit.e-mail me and i will email you back.
    Barb,proud mom of "Doc" Jeff,1/8
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    cclifton
    New Member

    USA
    11 Posts

    Posted - 09/08/2004 :  19:59:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Andrew,and Barb,
    Thank you both so much for doing this for all of us Parents who can't,we love you and honor you for this.I know this has to take alot of strength and courage,Give all them our love and support,let them know how proud we are of them,and that they are in our prayers for a speedy recovery,also give the parents a big hug for me also.God Bless Them.celeste
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    Tracy Della Vecchia
    Founder, MarineParents.com

    USA
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    Posted - 09/09/2004 :  23:07:38  Show Profile  Send Tracy Della Vecchia an AOL message  Click to see Tracy Della Vecchia's MSN Messenger address  Send Tracy Della Vecchia a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
    I talked to LtCol McCoy's wife today. McCoy was the commander for 3/4 in Iraq just prior to 1/8 arriving; 1/8 took the place of 3/4. LtCol McCoy is now on the East Coast and he and his wife were able to visit Pete B and MommaB this week. They reported excellent progress and an outstanding, strong, and patriotic family. My prayers are with you MommaB and Pete. I hope some day I can meet you both.

    I have sent a huge stack of cards from the liason address on web site to MommaB and Pete on Tuesday I believe. I hope they've arrived by now. Thanks to all of you for sending cards. I'm always amazed at the outpouring of support from our Marine families.

    My prayers are with your 1/8 Marines...May God bless them and bring them home safely.

    Semper Fi,
    Tracy

    P.S. For information on Walter Reed, see this page for the hospitals and links to their web sites:
    http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/questions-wia.asp

    Tracy, Proud Marine Mom to Derrick from Columbia, MO
    With 3/4 H&S, now home from his second tour of Iraq

    Founder, http://www.marineparents.com/

    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
    --Ronald Reagan
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    bagjeg
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    USA
    122 Posts

    Posted - 09/10/2004 :  11:26:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
    Thanks to all for what you are sending to MommaB and Pete,it is truly appreciated! any of you when you write to your boys i'm sure it would do a lot to help keep Pete's spirits up to hear from his "brothers" we are going up again tommorow ,just got back from the commissary to stock up on what my husband calls my"PETE PACKS" This week was rough on him,they had to amputate more of his leg,and he was in a lot of pain,but the Doctors now say his leg is looking good,hope that means no more surgeries.He will get all of his site back in one eye,and around the 16th they will be going in to the other eye to see about removing the shrapnel. well i'll let you know how he is doing after our visit.
    Barb proud mom of "Doc" Jeff,bravo co,4th platoon
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