My Cousin is back for good from Iraq

@sanell (2114)
United States
June 19, 2007 2:26pm CST
I am so excited but my cousin emailed me to say that her only son is back from Iraq and does not have to go back for another tour, and should be back here in Seattle for good. He is an army reserve and I think he still has a year or two left of his term but overall, he came back home early and he is home. We are so happy he is home and we know that he will tell us lots of stories and good times out there in Iraq so that we are not always hearing about the bad stuff. He said their food is great.
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19 Jun 07
My boyfriend's brother is a solider in Afghanistan and he's supposed to be coming back in July. We can't wait for him to come back, so I understand your happiness. I'm glad for you. All the best!
@sanell (2114)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Hi I hope he returns safely, my sisters boyfriends sister just got sent out there for her second tour. She was not happy to go, I think she has another like 7 to 8 months. She went a few years ago and absolutely hated it but when she was done and got back, she basically was offered a bonus she could not refuse, so she should be back and then she is going to get out. She said that she was not looking forward to going back at all but she is going to do what she can to stay safe. It would be nice if they could just bring the troops back soon!!
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27 Jun 07
It would have been even nicer if they hadn't sent them at all :( wars **** bigtime :(
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Jun 07
WEll thats good news indeed!! its good to know some news about iraq too..especially on the soldiers...
@sanell (2114)
• United States
26 Jun 07
yes, he said that he got along well with them and it could be because he is fairly dark in color no, I do not really know for sure. He is 1/4 mexican, half Japanese and 1/4 spanish...Yeah, he is truly a blended kid. It is so funny because everytime I say this is my cousin Alex Nishikawa they are like "Okay how in the heck are you related to him?" I am like, well my first cousin is his mom, she is mexican....his dad is full japanese.
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
19 Jun 07
ohhhh that is great news, he will have had experiences that will last him a life time and whats more he is safe blessed be
@sanell (2114)
• United States
26 Jun 07
That is VERY true, he said that the food was excellent and he did make some friends there who are Iraqis. I think he will be extremely smart, wait he already is but this is something that he will be able to tell his family, children and grandchildren. I know that at first his parents were scared but they are so proud of him too. I know that my husband and I are very proud of him and his birthday is coming up too he will be 21