Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Coming home soon

After nearly four weeks since I last heard from my son, he called last Thursday to wish me a happy 4th of July, and to give me some good news. “We’re packing up and getting ready to redeploy back to Italy." After nearly 15 months in the Korengal Valley, one of the worst places to serve in Afghanistan, my son’s tour of duty is finally near its end.

The beast that the Marines and 10th Mountain Division tried to tame has finally been subdued. As my son said, “We had Afghani government officials touring the area last week for the first time. That would not have happened last year.”

As a farewell to the Taliban, Battle Company posted a video on "YouTube" that gives a glimpse of the fighting they engaged in with the insurgents. 957 firefights later, the men of the 173rd Airborne are coming home.

OEF8 173rd Airborne Infantry

(Contains violence and some language)

By S L Cunningham


Anonymous said...

I'm praying for their safe return.

S L Cunningham said...

Thanks, Deborah. Appreciate your kind thoughts.

rdl said...

That is wonderful news!!!