Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Willkommen in Deutschland

Finally back in Germany. After loading the plane, which the Air Force made a 6 hour process of, we flew for 7 hours finally hitting the ground at 8:30 P.M. German time on Monday. The obligatory handshake with the General getting off the plane was followed by the customs inspection then meeting with the unit reps where after a year of carrying it around, I was disencumbered of my 9mm. There was a reception at Rhine Ordnance Barracks where the families would finally get to see their long lost spouses and parents, but with Pam still waiting for me in Colorado for a couple of weeks, I opted to secure a ride straight from Ramstein to the house where, God bless them, our landlords had turned on the heat, and stocked the fridge with a few morsels and some beer. The food will last a while, the beer is gone.

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Welcome home, sort of! Hope you enjoyed the hell out of the beer and are not feeling too badly now!! Thank you for all you did for our great country and its citizens - even the idiots that do not understand why you make the sacrifices you do.

ChargeOfQuarters said...

Welcome Home, Sir.

Good job.

devildog6771 said...

Almost home! Hot damn. Though I will miss your wonderful posts I am very glad that again another "friend" has made it safely through to the other side. God Bless you Firepower. Thank you and your wife for all you have sacrificed.May you have a peaceful reunion and may your lives be content!

Beth* A. said...

It's great to read of another milblogger making it out of harm's way. The gift you all give us with your insight and info is an incalculable one; thank you so very, very much! I join the others in saying how happy we are for you that you are 'almost' home.

Wild Thing said...

Welcome Home! You are one step closer to being back. Yipee!

Thank you with all my heart for all you have done!

Seaspook said...

Thank you for your service Soldier. I often wish I was younger and could do it again. I really, really miss military life.

HookersGirl said...

Welcome home!!!

Job well done!!