Home for the Holidays... Last Time Until DEC. 2007
Last week we were granted 12 days leave for the holidays, returning via Marine Corps C-130s from Yuma to Richmond. For a couple of weeks the logistics of exactly how we would return to Richmond were in doubt, causing some soldiers to purchase tickets home, guaranteeing their departure (too often some have seen plans fall through). For those that did exercise the cargo plane option, we would like to thank the Marine Corps for the ride. We owe you one.
With the exception of those individuals lucky enough to draw mid-tour leave during the 2006 holiday season, this will be the last time most of us enjoy the holidays with our families and friends until December 2007. Of course the recent announcement of troop reductions has many family members and friends asking us if we will still have to go. Our responses indicate the unrealistic nature of their inquiries, but we do understand their concern.
Next week we will assemble one last time in Richmond for a farewell ceremony before returning to Ft. Dix, N.J. and Yuma, Ariz., on our way out of the country.
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