Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An Update from Afghanistan with Photos

I got a message from Nikolaus on Facebook the other day thanking me for some care packages I sent him along with some photos of him and his buddies in Afghanistan, so I wanted to share them with you all.

This first one is of him and his unit, they are doing pretty well after losing one of their guys, but all the support they receive from home - along with all of you - has kept them strong.  So from them and from me, thank you so much for all your prayers and words of encouragement.

These next two photos I am SO proud of... Nikolaus has been promoted from PFC (Private First Class) to SPC (Specialist) while he has been over there.  WooHoo!!  He is really a great soldier and Bill and I couldn't be more proud of him!  Here he is receiving his promotion from his superior officer.

These next few are of him doing what he is specializing in... mortar combat - in other words, blowing things up, yeah, that's my boy!!  Look at those muscles, when did my little baby become a man?  The first thing I asked him was why he wasn't wearing a helmet doing such a dangerous job - always a mommy, huh?

It is a really LOUD explosion...

...and, it makes a really bright flash.

Here he is on patrol in full gear - good boy, wearing his helmet.

Afghanistan looks like such a sad, dry country to me. He said the dust gets everywhere!!

Thank you again for all your support of me, him and all of the troops stationed in Afghanistan and all over the world protecting our freedoms.  God bless America.

Until next time..... Lorie


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry to hear about their loss.
Congratulations on his promotion.
I wish they could all come home.
Keeping him in my prayers.

fredamans said...

Sad they lost a man.

*A moment of silence in honor*

Great photos though, thankfully you "see" he is okay. You guys are in my heart always, and I will continue to pray God keeps him safe always.


ron62old said...

come home soon

Simply Being Mommy said...

You have every right to be so proud of your son! So sorry to hear they lost a man. Make sure you tell him just how much we all appreciate him.

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Those are amazing photos. I am sorry to hear about their loss. It is so unfortunate. Thank you again for all your sacrifices your family is making for all of us. And a huge congrats to him for making it to specialist! You must be a proud mommy!

~ Noelle said...

those are great pics...
Sorry about their loss, just let Nik know you are there if he ever wants to talk about anything...
(he probably wont, but just to let him know will help!)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so sorry about their loss and ours of an amazing person that is fighting for us!

Awesome pics and I'm loving you thought of his helmet it's always good to be a mom :)

Way to go on the promotion that really is just amazing!!!

Maria's Space said...

Look at those boys!
Sorry to hear that they lost one of their guys.

The pictures are great and really puts a visual to what we are doing over there. It is really happening this is not a computer game. Yeah seriously what is up with no helmet? They all have bb caps on. Grrr...

Congrats on the promotion, you are right to be so proud mama.

It is really nice of you to share these photos with us.

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