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From what I understand, most likely. 

Yes! I am here and there is another forum for this ship/div too!

Dear family of Ship 03 Div 028. I am begging for some help please. My husband and I will not be able to attend my son's graduation on December 29th. My husband's Dad passed away on December 15th with the funeral on December 21st. We live in Vancouver, Washington State (just across from Portland, Oregon)
and we have taken lots of time off from work to be down in Fairfield, California helping his Mom with the medical transitions before the death and after. By the time the air cleared and we looked into flights from Portland OR, to Chicago it was going to be $800.00 plus each, not including hotel room and rental car. My son has called and asked us not to come. He said we would not be able to see him before the graduation and that we might be able to see him all but 1 hour after because he will have to get back and get his gear, check out, and catch the shuttle to Ohare for his flight home that same afternoon. He does not want to stay in Chicago to play tourist. He wants to come home for 5 days. I have received his flight itinerary, and his plane departs Chicago at 5:00p.m. on the 29th to arrive home in Portland at 8:30 p.m. If my Husband and I were to even go, we would be there less than 36 hours. We do not have the extra time or finances for such a short trip..We would have liked to see the sites of Chicago at least, but would rather be at home preparing for our son's homecoming. THIS IS OUR BEGGING REQUEST PLEASE: PICTURES OF THIS DIVISION AT GRADUATION!!..he told us that he will be holding one of the flags. Not sure how many flags there will be, it looks like maybe 5 to 6 in front of each row in the division? Kellen is half Filipino and half English. (Filipinish!!) so his coloring is more on the darker side. No glassed and jet black hair. Anybody taking pictures, would you please keep us in mind and share what you have taken, and if by chance you pick him out, could you snap a picture of him. It will be greatly appreciated and no amount of "THANKS" will be enough. We have 30+ friends and family that will be at the Portland airport to share in his homecoming. my e-mail address is love to somehow get copies of any pictures..via e-mail or postal system...please contact me, something can be hopefully workd out. Thank you, Pete and Sandy Anderson

Sandy and Pete I will gladly get pictures for you! I am so sorry to hear all that is going on. I will also try my best and ask him to pose for me! No are there with him and he knows you are. I will be in touch. My email is Take care!!!

Dear Lesley....Thank you so much for your reply and your kind willingness to help us out.  As the the time gets closer, I find myself in tears wishing we could physically be there for him. It will be a restless night tomorrow,  The last phone call we received from him was on the 22nd, the day after the funeral.  I get so excited when he calls that I forget to ask questions.  If he calls soon, I will try and find out what flag he is carrying.  I do know that he mentioned that he is the "Head Petty Officer" of the dirty dozen...The group that has been keeping the bathrooms clean!!...LOL!!..and also the "Barracks check out sheet maybe seth will know him.  Thank you very much, I look forward to your pictures and hearing about the very special day.  Hearing about the day from another Mom will help me feel like I was there in person.  Only Mothers have a way of expressing such pride for their boys....Safe Journey to the graduation...Sandy Anderson

You are so welcome. I will ask Seth also. Kellen's last name is Anderson correct? And yes please do let me know anything that will help me identify him during the ceremony. Just shoot me an email and that will help me to have it on my phone also.
Seth had joked he was in the "laundry crew" washing dirty underwear! Which is how he got promoted from e1 to e2 while in BC. So nothing surprises me! LOL. If I have time I will try to send you a few from my phone to ur email as the ceremony starts. I will have some help I think.
Please extend my sympathy to your husband.

I will be glad to send any pictures I take, and will try to find him and take some extra.  He will be home before you know it


Thank you so very much...I look forward to hearing about your experience and so very much appreciate your kindness in willing to help.

I will have a Barnes ribbon on if you want to try and find him together? We will get some good ones for sure!


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