This picture is 19 hours old.
Notice the multi blue colored bar on the right side(his left).
That is new. He was awarded that on Friday. It was a total surprise.
I will tell you about that on Monday's post. Right now my eyes are nearly swollen shut from crying since his Dodge Neon turned out of my site at 11:01 last night.
I do know he was a mile from his turn off when I talked to him at 11:15 this morning.
He had to report at 1200.
Even though the words do not exactly apply, the Kenny Chesney song "There Goes My Life" have been playing over and over and over in my head since 11:01 last night.
I know I don't suffer alone as he has two sisters who are missing him terrifically.
This is what he posted to his Facebook account last night.
I'm headed off to Ft Sill for the next few months to complete my officer training. I'll try to call when I can but my time may be constrained. Also, facebook/IM won't be an option since my computer access will be limited. I hope everyone has a good holiday season and I'll be back home soon. If you want to write just to say hi, I would appreciate it as a letter is the best thing a soldier can get. I'll leave the address at the bottom. Everyone keep pushing forward and I'll see you soon. Until then...
2LT Michael Dwyer
C/1-22 FA (BOLC II)
PO Box 825
Fort Sill, OK 73503
He had me at hello almost 23.5 years ago and he's got me at good bye.