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Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-07-2004 18:06

On October 10th I fly out to Ft. Drum in New York, Shortly after that, I fly out for Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared, but I'm leaving with 6 of my soldiers, so I guess I'm more worried about them than about myself. Besides, my mother worries enough for all of us.

I don't really want to hear about the politics of this war. I have enough with my friends asking me 'why did I have to join the Army?'. I knew what I signed up for when I did. About that, at least, I have no reservations.

Anybody have any tips for going in-country? Tips for Mob? Kind words?

I'll be gone for 18 months, I'd return on April 6, 2006.... that's a long time to be away from home..

Gonna miss the Asylum..

(Edited by Petskull on 10-07-2004 18:10)

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-07-2004 18:15

I'm sad for several reasons
Good luck and take care.



(Edited by poi on 10-07-2004 18:16)

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 10-07-2004 18:21

hey, you'll be back for my birthday!

Good luck,
->Tyberius Prime

mas
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 10-07-2004 18:25

oh man. i will miss you! good luck, and yeah.....take care

B | T | E | P | L

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-07-2004 18:27

Take some funny with you. Be it Hitchhiker's or Holy Grail.

lovedove
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Orlando, FL, USA
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 10-07-2004 18:56

Petskull,
I know I haven't been much of a friend these past few years and that we haven't spoken in an exceptionally long time, but you were a dear friend to me in highschool and you will be in my thoughts while you are gone. I wish you the best, goodluck, and thank you for having the courage to do what you are. Take care and please keep us updated on how you are doing.
Tina

Amerasu
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Canada
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-07-2004 19:11

Wow, a long time gone. Such courage too - thank you.
I hope you take care. Best of luck to you, Petskull

Amerasu |

DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 10-07-2004 21:39

As long as you do this for reasons that you fully believe in you won't get any arguments on the politics from me.
I admire a person that is able to put him- or herself on the line for their beliefs!

I whish both for a quick resolution of the whole situation "down there" as well as the best of luck to all of you that in one way or another are involved in it.

Good luck, be safe, and take care of your buddies!
See ya when you get back.
/Dan

{cell 260} {Blog}
-{ “Computer games don’t affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.” (Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989.) }-

Tao
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 10-07-2004 21:40

My thoughts and best wishes are with you Petskull on one of your life's more hazardous journeys. Do you think you might have occasional internet access to let the folks back home know how you are doing (as well as us) ?
That aside, you take care and volounteer for nothing
Namaste

:::tao::: ::cell::

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-07-2004 21:55

What Dan said, plus be kind, kick ass, and pay attention, all the time.

Keep a positive attitude man, and thank you.

RhyssaFireheart
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Out on the Sea of Madness...
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 10-07-2004 22:30

Petskull will probably have at least some internet time, I know my friend has been able to keep in occasional touch with the rest of our guild while he's been deployed (he's been to both Afghanistan and Iraq now, as well as injured in the line of duty) so he can keep us up to date.

Petskull, I dont' know you that well, but thank you, take care, and safe home.

_____________________

le coeur du feu
Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête!

Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 10-08-2004 01:14

good luck man, you'll be in my prayers. be safe...

chris


KAIROSinteractive | tangent oriented

LaSun
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the dark one with no windows
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 02:06

i have family out there. take care Petskull & keep each other safe ...

--------------
"...cause it's a war between evil and it's a war between good ..."

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 10-08-2004 03:03

Good luck to you.

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 10-08-2004 03:29

I wish you a very safe return petskull!
Good luck, take care and thank you!

Hebedee
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Maryland, USA
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 03:50

Good luck, Petskull.

My brother is heading out for his third time in Iraq with the third PsyOps division sometime in the winter season. He also went to Afghanistan. They're keeping them busy.

I really wish you luck.

outcydr
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 04:47

love be with you
and guide you safely home

Salute!

Alevice
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 10-08-2004 05:24

Always have faith in those you beleive in and remember to whom you really fight for, likely it is your family.

I really wish you success in whatever you will do there.

__________________________________
Something else

Sexy Demoness cel

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Melbourne, Australia
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 05:53

Goos luck out there, PS. "Come back with your shield or on it."

And take a copy of Murphy's Combat Laws.

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 07:09

Be safe.

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 10-08-2004 07:42

Good wishes and Godspeed.

[sense] Oganisation is anathema to organisations [/sense]

kaboi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Nairobi, Kenya
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 10-08-2004 07:53

Goodluck man, be safe.

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-08-2004 11:10

Good luck. I find it very noble of you.

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 12:38

Watch your back, Pet. Be good, be careful. Remember, it is not the thousands of times, that nothing happens, it is the one time that something does, that makes the difference.

Come back in one piece, and come back alive. Godspeed.

WebShaman | Asylum D & D | D & D Min Page

Morph
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Soft Cell
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 10-08-2004 18:14

you can start planning your next sig for when you return

tomeaglescz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Czech Republic via Bristol UK
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 10-08-2004 20:04

Like WS be good very good, remember everything you have been taught, it brings back memories of my "In county" times. keep ya head low watch each others backs, be prepared for anything and everything and never nevr get complacent. get hold of me in q if ya want before ya ship out.. if i dont catch you before... godspeed and see you on the flipside...in one piece..

take care bud

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 10-08-2004 21:48

Oh great, finally I get a trip to Puerto Rico and you're not going to be there.

Don't it just figure?

:::11oh1:::

Thumper
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Deeetroit, MI. USA
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 10-08-2004 23:21

Petskull, I never really got to know you (along with many other respectable people here), but I pray for you to have a good life experience there and a safe return. May everyone's good spirits watch over you like a hawk, keep you sure-footed and alert, and give you guidance to return home safely to your family and friends.

(Edited by Thumper on 10-08-2004 23:22)

velvetrose
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: overlooking the bay
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 10-09-2004 04:01

be careful of yourself and your buddies and come back alive and in one piece. we'll keep your cell reserved for you... gdspeed Petskull

(Edited by velvetrose on 10-09-2004 04:07)

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 10-09-2004 18:12

Wow... thank you all for all your kind words and good advice...

'La Tribu' threw me a huge suprise party last night and most all of my friends were here. I didn't even remember that I knew so many people!

'till now I was plagued with thoughts of failing my soldiers.. I realize now that I've got dozens of people supporting Me. It's quite comforting...

Here's what I got so far on duty in Iraq-
* Don't drink water that doesn't come from your chain of command.
* Stay away from gatherings.
* Keep your head down.
* Shoot, Move, and Communicate.
* Reload whenever possible.
* Keep your weapon clean.
* Cover your face with a hanky.
* Write home a lot and keep pictures.
* Don't look scared in the street, look confident and aware.

Don'cha dare touch my pills. Shell-Shock's a doozy...

(Edited by Petskull on 10-09-2004 18:14)

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 10-09-2004 20:36

Pet: I will keep you in my prayers. I know what it is like to have family over there, a cousin of mine just came back after his second stint, mostly stationed in Remala (sp?) He was in the first attack, and then sent back. Just keep your head low, your eyes open, and a finger on the trigger. I will pray for you dear.


'Hey, take it easy and enjoy life.... or in your case, death.' -- Yoh Asakura, 'Shaman King'

Wolfen's Sig Site | WolfenMedia | Cell #226 | Fun Link | E-mails of Wisdom | Wolfen Deviantart

(Edited by Wolfen on 10-09-2004 20:38)

zaza442
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Oct 2004

posted posted 10-09-2004 21:00

[Wes: I don't see how this belonged here at all.]

(Edited by Wes on 10-10-2004 04:30)

butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 10-09-2004 21:27

Petskull

Keep low and good luck. We'll be looking forward to your safe return and any news you might be able to send us along the way.

Thanks man.

Marty

-Butcher-

tj333
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Manitoba, Canada
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 10-09-2004 21:57

Just some kind words since I have little enough advice; Good luck out there.

I'll be waiting to hear from you when you get back.

__________________________
"Show me a sane person and I will cure him for you."-Carl Jung
Eagles may fly high, but beavers don't get sucked into jet engines.
tj333- the semi-Christ

White Hawk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 10-10-2004 02:45

Good luck and return safe.

viol
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Lago Paranoá
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 10-10-2004 03:24

It's uncomfortable to me to see a Mad Sci from the Asylum going to this war, but since this is a fact, good luck and have a safe return.

UnknownComic
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 2 steps away from a los angeles curb
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 10-10-2004 03:48

Good Luck!

______________
Is This Thing On?

Webbing; the stuff that sticks on your face when you stroll through Spider Forest

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 10-10-2004 04:31

Good luck to you, Petskull, and thanks for what you're doing.

Nevel
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Amsterdam
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-10-2004 21:47

Hi Petskull,

Altough I might not know you that well, I see no reason not to miss you and think of you.
In contrary to what some people said earlier, I don't think there's anything wrong with doubt (as long as you're not in a fighting zone, that is).
I wish you all the best, and take care of yourself.

And please remember: whenever you get the feeling there's no choices left, there's always the choice of perception.

<img src="http://www.codewarrior.nl/~bladibla/gfx/gn_nevel2.jpg" alt="Nevel territory - A Scriptologists Archive" />
-=<[ Read my code or eat my dust, 'cause bite you might, but learn you must. ]>=-

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 10-13-2004 16:22

You need a new travel agent.

Thank you Mr. Skull.

Keep your head down when you can and trust the men that trust you. Bring all home safe.

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