Two precious little darlings wait for their daddy to return home

I couldn’t pass this up. This comes to us via the crew at BlackFive.

Too Cute To pass by

Two little girls dance with anticipation as they wait for a welcoming home ceremony to begin on Fort Steward, Ga., March, 7, 2013. Fifty soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, returned home after being deployed for more than six months in Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley

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60 thoughts on “Two precious little darlings wait for their daddy to return home

  1. There’s one unfinished battle left over, for those of us who served in Viet Nam and that is to see to it that our younger ‘Brothers and Sisters’ come back to a damn sight better ‘Welcome Home’ that we got. 🙁
    As far as military heritage goes, I’ll just post a link to where I work.

      1. tinlizzieowner   Thank you for the tour of the museum.  I sure would enjou going there and spend a few hours with a veteran.

        1. 1endtimes2020 tinlizzieowner 
          Well, that would be just about all you’re going to meet. This little museum was created by Vets and almost everybody on the staff is a Vet. Bill Price, the first man speaking, earned a Bronze Star in the 1st wave to hit Omaha Beach on ‘D-Day’ and he is one of many very decorated Vets who work there (free). Even my wife, who also works there, is a Viet Nam era Vet. Woman’s Army Corps. 69-71.

        2. tinlizzieowner 1endtimes2020   It sure would be interesting to read a book of veteran experiences in places like Omaha beach.  Hollywood tries hard to be accurate when making movies, but there’s no substitute of reading ot talking to a vet that was actually there.  Once, I had a long discussion with a tank crew member who tank was hit by a German Panzer shell.  He escaped with facial burns, after the turret was blown off.  He was the only survivor.  I can imagine the fear and then the focus on the action when advancing on that beach.    I have always wondered why the ships didn’t hit the bunkers with their shells more and more, and bombers and fighters weren’t called in first…napalm, etc…  Thanks for your reply.

    1. tinlizzieowner     I could never understand how Americans could not recognize  they were brainwashed against Vietnam veterans, who served their country loyally.  Whether some Americans disagreed with sending forces to fight communism there, or not, those who served deserved the same heartfelt welcome home as any previous veterans received.  In contrast, dissidents who fled to Canada could not return home because the government would be charging them with desertions.  I lost track about those people, so I don’t know if they were allowed back to the U.S. without penalty.

        1. maynardb61 1endtimes2020 tinlizzieowner    Thank you for that information.  Amnesty sounds like it came from Carter, alright.  I wonder if soldiers should have to go to war when it hasn’t been declared.  The last war declared was World War 2 against Japan and then Germany and Italy. Korea was described as a skirmish.  Many times, during a declared war, officers would say to soldiers ” If anyone wants to opt out of this mission, you can say so now”.

        2. 1endtimes2020 maynardb61 tinlizzieowner Todays’ military is all voluntary.  If you sign on, you sign on to follow the commander in chiefs orders.  There is no “opt out”.  I was a draftee in 69, but still swore an oath to my country.  I carry that oath always as did many of us that were drafted.  Many did not return and many came home injured and many were disrespected for their service. I’ve said enough.

        3. 1endtimes2020 maynardb61 tinlizzieowner
          Korea was a ‘Police Action’. Congress gave Kennedy/Johnson authorization for the Viet Nam war. Congress gave Bush the power to go into Iraq and Afghanistan, as well.
          The only times the words “If anyone wants to opt out of this mission” were used were in the case of ‘special operations’ volunteer missions.

        4. tinlizzieowner 1endtimes2020 maynardb61   Once more, a big thank you for your valuable information.  Thank you for your military service, also.  I hope you are having a happy life.

        5. tinlizzieowner 1endtimes2020 maynardb61  There were over 30,000 Marines and soldiers killed in Korea in that so called police action.

        6. 1endtimes2020 tinlizzieowner maynardb61 
          I’m doing OK for a life member of the ‘Agent Orange Health Club’. Some of my ‘Brothers’ are doing a lot worse. 🙁

      1. 1endtimes2020 tinlizzieowner
        The anti-‘war’ protests didn’t start as anti-‘troop’ protests. That all came about with the ‘help’ of scum like ‘Hanoi John’ Kerry. “(American) War crimes in Vietnam are the rule, not the exception.”
        John Kerry On Vietnam, May 1971.
        War is ugly, (so called) ‘innocent civilians’ get killed, that’s just the way it is. Especially in countries where the civilian population is actively involved in the war on their own soil. It is estimated that  about 50,000 civilians died in our own Civil War and that’s probably well on the low side because these kind of statistics weren’t compiled back then. 
        As for the draft dodgers, few if any, ever saw prosecution.

  2. I was just at the Daily Caller and read that FAU issued an apology for the Jesus stomping class.Well done patriots!

  3. I am very happy for this family and thank them for their sacrifice for our nation.Beautiful little girls.God bless them all.

  4. I have this for those two beautiful girls, Muahhhhh…… God Bless you and your daddy. I say to the dad Thank you for your selflessness, your courage, and your heroism.

  5. reminds me of when I was a little girl , standing on the pier waiting for my dads ship would come in ….

  6. For our own Patrick Henry’s Body: Today in History; March 23rd, 1775…. Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death.”

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  8. Heh. Just saw this: “They are not RINOs. They are PRICs – Progressive Republicans in Congress”

  9. Governor Sarah Palin goes to a basketball game in Phoenix, Arizona. She wears a Chick-Fil-A T-Shirt and what happens?
    Her picture makes the NY Post in NYC, U.S.A. and the Daily Mail in London, UK.
    Going rouge: Sarah Palin proudly wears a red Chick-fil-A shirt to Phoenix Suns game
    – and –
    Who’s that Chick-fil-A? Toned Sarah Palin dons fast-food T-shirt for NBA game
    (h/t idesign2 )
    Daily Mail article also has two pictures of the Governor at CPAC2013.
    Both are from the front. One shows she is walking on stage, the other as
    she hoists her BigGulp drink in the #LibertyPalinPose. The caption
    under the second picture reads:
    She holds up a 7-Eleven
    Super Big Gulp on stage (right) in support of a woman’s right to choose
    the size of her drink.
    Culture is upstream of politics. Governor Palin understands this.
    #SarahPalinDoes make it cool to be a conservative, while driving the Statist media bat crap crazy!
    P.S. If you are so inclined, please sign the following petition sponsored by

    1. @John_Frank a womans right to choose the size of her drink. There’s the next million dollar t-shirt.

  10. When I got back in country in 1971, we didn’t have a greeting party.  I don’t care any more about that though.  I was glad to make my way back to Texas.  And here I stay.  God Bless Texas.

    1. maynardb61 Thank you maynardb61 for serving our country. I am glad that you are safely back in TX? We are the land of the free because of the brave.

    Obama is out of touch and wasting lives !

    Thanks to our HEROES!
    ALSO >>>>>>>>>> 
    The LITTLE LEAGUE FUNDRAISER with the AR-15 s at a whopping $19,990!

    1. I don’t Facebook, what is that blue gun at the top of the FaceBook page and how do I buy one?

  12. I made many journeys to Ft. Stewart when my son was with 3rd ID.  Watching soldiers say goodbyes and load up repeatedly to deploy to Iraq was hard time, often in the wee hours of the night.  The welcoming ceremonies were thankfully short, letting loved ones lay hands and kisses on one another quickly after the buses unloaded.  What was always most depressing for me was all the young soldiers with no family there to meet them; my son would bring half a dozen with him to our home in Atlanta.  Some still come ten years later.  America has forgotten We are at war, especially in the highest offices in government and in the military; only the warriors and their families are fighting in this one – everyone else is playing politics and Monopoly.

    1. twolaneflash Ditto to ABiC.  I too have not forgotten and keep our military members and their families in daily prayer.  And an extra prayer for people like you that open your hearts and homes to military members, as you say, with no family there to meet them when they come home 🙁

    2. twolaneflash That is wonderful Two….Last Saturday, I had the PLEASURE of meeting two of our own guys from CFB Petawawa, at a famous PUB they had selected specifically to celebrate one of their birthday and of course St. Patrick’s Day. I had not been in this place for about 25 years. But as I was passing by, I could not NOT stop in for one Guiness w/Lime at about 4:00 pm

      I was proud to talk with these two Vet.s of Afghanistan and buy them a Guiness. We talked about PTSD, how Canada does not have programs as you do for your vets yet, the we talked about Chris Kyle, we talked about how our Guys & Gals are online with your Guys & Gals through chat room for the Military. We talked about my son Jonathan serving as a Sapper, they showed off their tat’s…LOL…
      Now you have to picture this…two large strapping lads in their early-mid 30’s…single, pure muscle…..they were the only guys there in KILTS!
      Oh ya…..steady stream of ladies coming up to chat with them…
      Needless to say, I believe they would have enjoyed a memorable St. Patty’s, I left about 5:30…PM, no doubt they would have been there a wee bit longer!…..
      It is always a JOY to see the little ones elation at the return of Daddy or Mommy….God Bless em ALL!

    3. twolaneflash As others have said before me in this thread, some of us have not forgotten the sacrifice, but will never ever forget it.  God bless you and your family!

  13. You said it ABC, for all the young warriors who go so that old farts like me don’t have to.

  14. I can never get enough of these.  Thanks 911Infidel.  That brought a smile to my face. They’re adorable.
      God Bless families and friends of those still deployed too.  God keep our troops safe and always in your care.

    1. AmericanborninCanada I couldn’t say it any better.  God bless our troops and their families.

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