loren Eric Swanson: Jeff's Coming Home...on Friday!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Jeff's Coming Home...on Friday!

Yea, Jeff is going to make it back from Baghdad! Got news for sure yesterday that Jeff will leave Baghdad after 17 months of active duty...away from is wife and the past year in Bagdad...the past five months away from his son. We feel so blessed to have him return. It looks like he's going to make it. Jeff will arrive in El Paso on Friday with his unit that he's served with in Iraq. Liz, Kacey and I will drive down on Thursday to be with Ashlie, Gentry, and Ashlie's family to wait for Jeff.

Jeff's had one of the most dangerous jobs in the theatre--a gunner on a an armored Humvee. He told me the other day on the phone that they are well trained...experts in what they are trained to do. We're so proud of Jeff. He's a warrior who followed in the footsteps of both his grandpas. I'd like to put myself in that lineage but my service in the Army Reserve was limited to cooking for the troops.

11 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:19:00 AM, Blogger Steve Van Diest said...

Praise God. You got a good man child!!!

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:20:00 AM, Blogger r.fuel said...

Yes!

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

Colima Mexico will have a party tonight with much celebration and tears of joy.

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 12:01:00 PM, Blogger Andy McCullough said...

So awesome. I am sure it will be like a Norman Rockwell painting when the hero returns! BTW, don't sell yourself short on being an army cook. Someone said 'an army moves on its stomach.' Was it General Patton or General Mills?

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:06:00 PM, Anonymous Rich Bledsoe said...

This is wonderful!! You should be proud of this young warrior. Praise God he is coming home.

Rich B

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 3:17:00 PM, Anonymous mark howell said...

Beeeeep! Great news!!

mark

 
At Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:57:00 PM, Anonymous Peter Watson said...

Eric - this is awesome news - have a sweet reunion with your son !!

 
At Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:20:00 PM, Blogger McRyanMac said...

"Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time." --Winston Churchill

He did.

I look forward to thanking him personally for his service.

 
At Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:22:00 PM, Blogger Craig Cunningham said...

Very thrilled by the good news!

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Matt Swanson said...

AWESOME... I can't wait to see Jeff. Sure wish I could come for the welcoming party !!!

 
At Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:55:00 PM, Anonymous Bob Horner said...

GI "Joe!" We are so very proud of you. Thanks for serving and for saving so many Iraqes from the peril of a country under evil influence and control. You and your comrades are to be elevated above the highest of American men and women.

The Horners

 

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