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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:36 AM

Troop is tabbed RANGER I got setup yesterday he surprised me

Iím on a ramble du community Iím happy.young Ranger has made the course tabbed a fucking stud , My wife knew and our children knew he was coming. And they kept it a secret, I was outback grilling burgers and dogs and I heard hey airborne. I hugged him and kissed him on the cheek and forehead all 74 inches of him. I think I embarrassed him cuz I was throwing tears, he was like come on man Iím ok.

I told him I love you like a son and I worry for you , I told him after his high school graduation do not join the army and do not go infantry and do not go airborne. And he didnít listen to me I cannot say anything as I did not listen to my old man.

I have known young Ranger since he was probably three years old. His mom moved home with her mother were neighbors country neighbors about half mile apart. I saw a lonely little man back then in 2003 and i made him part of my world.

I coached him in t ball and little league, Iíd bring him along fishing and hunting. I used to carry his little ass across the creek as I have done for our girls and son on my back as little people at the dam and we would fish together. Sitting between my legs on a rock we would get a hit here boy we got a fish reel it in kiddo.

I have pulled over in middle of night driving truck pulling doubles replying to his drunk text calling him on phone. When he was Cherry paratrooper at Bragg and his girl high school sweetheart broke up with him. He was drunk crying she broke up with me.

I told him itís better this way you do not need her down in the asshole of the world Fayetteville. 82nd does have its share of the dark rapist wife beaters assaults robbery, two guys that lived across from me enlisted like me always had cash they were in my platoon and we were friends. Here they were pulling robberies when we were in Garrison.

They would ask me hey wild b you wanna go out tonight no fellas Iím short on cash , no problem b here is a 40$ so you have cash in your pocket for the ladies dude told me his dad sends him cash. Guys I canít pay you back till payday wild b itís a gift ok letís go. They got busted after the one airborne brother got shot trying pull a robbery. Didnít take long for army and Fayetteville police put it together.

Trooper and his girl were gonna get apartment off base please Iíd tell him. You been in division 6 months and you have been busier than a one arm paper hanger.if you love her then let her go she is in college. You raised your hand you chose this ,so I donít wanna hear you crying.

I told him yesterday you owe me Saturday weíre hitting the lake on the boats to fish boys and me. He just text me if I pick you up can we go beer distributor as he is only 20. And you have be 21 in Pennsylvania his mom is working so Iíll pick him up a case of beer , him and friends swimming today at the ponds behind his moms house.

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Reply Troop is tabbed RANGER I got setup yesterday he surprised me (Original post)
TEB Sep 2019 OP
Ohiogal Sep 2019 #1
TEB Sep 2019 #2
TEB Sep 2019 #3
Phoenix61 Sep 2019 #4
CRK7376 Sep 2019 #5
DashOneBravo Sep 2019 #6
TEB Sep 2019 #7

Response to TEB (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:42 AM

1. I can only begin to imagine

All the love and pride you must have for this young man and itís a fact you played a part in him turning out so well. Great story, TEB

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:51 AM

2. Actually I still wanna

Punch him for choosing this he should have went to college. I worry about the young man a lot world is bad place.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:14 AM

3. It was his mom

That raised him into a fine young man but thank you anyway

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 09:35 AM

4. Love your posts.

Your family sounds wonderful but it seems they are a lot sneakier than I would have thought. So cool they pulled it off.

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 09:31 PM

5. Sounds like the young man

is living the Dream. Did that in my younger days too. Minus the thugs and stick up jobs. Spent 8 years at Bragg and loved most of them, most of my time was over at Smoke Bomb Hill area. My best friend and his wife retired at Bragg 10 years ago and I followed him out the door five years later.This past summer we three attended the retirement ceramony of a great Command Sergeant Major that worked and helped both of us become pretty good officers. Army lost a really good CSM when he retired. I barely recognized Bragg this summer. So much has changed there since my last assignment at Bragg ended in 2010. I wouldnt trade Bragg for anywhere else. Good units, good leaders, good mission, good troops. That's Bragg to me. And helping out a young Trooper is what leaders do. Well done TEB!

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Response to TEB (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:14 AM

6. That's a great story

Iím glad you were there for that. I know it meant a lot for you.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 07:53 AM

7. You know

Exactly what it takes yea Iím proud

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