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any one else have same ship and Div.?

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mine is sick too,he has sinus infection and pink eye but othr than that he is fine. so far 2 letters. take to you later

I have received 2 letters they are vague with information. But we did get a phone call. My SR seems to be home sick but doing ok.


God Bless all of our SR's.

Still no phone call. Letters still coming though. We are over half way done!!
yeah he still sick ..coughing alot ..its serious..but hes taking medication..but not well yet,what if he doesnt get better ..will they sent him back  home..?...i hope he gets better soon...i know it will take time ..god bless him n our sr ..feel better guys!!!
my son is still siick ..i hope he gets better soon i didnt book my flight or motel,,if he doesnt get better will be set back 1 idk to book or wait soon i get a letter this wk i will

if you book it, all hotels said i have up to the day before booking date

to cancel and credit card wnot be charged until you show up. we are driving so idk about flight. sounds like everyone is sick..a bunch of boys who dont wash hands!!!!!!

Hi ladies. I could have sworn I joined this group as my SR is here as well. Just wanted to say hi.
Welcome! Have you had phone calls or letters? We think ours missed the 3 week phone call. :(
i had a phone call that was 10 min. and a letter last monday that said he got 25 miutes on tuesday and thursday to write. i m waiting on next call, if pms reads this im from OH.
Hi anxious. Yes I've gotten a 30 minute call, and as of last week he is able to write 3 days a week. I'm very grateful for that. The phone call was last Monday it Tuesday. Is anyone of you from WI by any chance?
I was just curious Di. He had fainted and his bunk mate is from WI, he caught him. I wanted to thank him, or his mom.


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