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Blog entry by hunter71 posted 887 days ago 3415 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 2 years in Afghanistan my wife finally has me home in Alabama. A health issue sent me home, but being home near a real medical facility will keep me healthy. I gave most of my tools and wood away to a young Afghan that is attempting to make some toys. I feel I launched him into the 21st century with some plans, and good pieces of wood I had shipped over to myself there. Hopefully he will find a way to send me pictures and I will show them off for him.
As for the future, I will continue on with my “BIG BOYS TOYS” . Our granddaughters are sure glad that Pa-Pa is home and will benefit from the ideas I have put put on the back burner for some time. Since it is getting near spring I think an outdoor play house will be coming along real soon. One with a lot of “gingerbread trim” around the top.
Of course the “honey doo” list will be full too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 887 days ago

Welcome home.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 887 days ago

welcome home. thank you for your service

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 887 days ago

Welcome back, Now get out to the shop and make something for us! :)

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#4 posted 887 days ago

welcome home stranger :-)

take care

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#5 posted 887 days ago

welcome back
and thanks for serving

i look forward to your new projects

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Don Niermann

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#6 posted 887 days ago

welcome home THANKS

-- WOOD/DON ( has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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#7 posted 887 days ago

Welcome home and also thanks for serving from the people off the Netherlands.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#8 posted 887 days ago

Welcome home, glad you are back, Thanks for providing my freedom!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#9 posted 887 days ago

Welcome Home. Thank you for your service.

-- Russ

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 887 days ago

Welcome back Doug, looking forward to your projects.

I am sure just being home by itself is going to make you feel more

healthy!!! It must have been real hard being away from your great workshop

for so long.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#11 posted 887 days ago

Welcome back. 2 years is a long hitch over there.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#12 posted 885 days ago

Welcome back brother! Thank you so much for your selfless service to America. You are a true hero.

USCG, Retired

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Roman Hrytsak

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#13 posted 857 days ago

Thanks for helping make this world a better place to live in by inspiring a young man to be creative in making toys instead of bombs. Good health to you. Roman

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#14 posted 855 days ago

Welcome back, I think its great that you left some tools to a young Afghan, that he may be inspired by you.
Thanks for your dedication and service.

-- - Martin

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