About Me

I have lived in south Dakota, all of my life. My family is here, my roots are here. While I don't spend alot of time with "family", we always manage to bond together, when times get tough. Gunnar's death is more proof, of that.I also have a huge family of friends, and this "family"also pulls together, in a heart beat,when necessary. My parents live about 70 miles away, my husbands parents live about 7 miles from our house.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

special people 2

ok, so heres the link for the entry below.........someday, i'll get my ''poop in a group''...this would have been posted last week, but i was experiencing computer problems...mostly, the computer resembled a 2 yr old...............had an attitude/issues


special people

>it started with my email, a request, for more photos from the Memrial@ FOB WARHORSE...my request included this request/statement..'' i would wait a couple days, weeks, years. i know
> that i will p0robably NEVER see this in person
> ...maybe another generation, ...................''
then came this answer....
Hello, Debey........

No more waiting for these photos!

I don't know if they already had these or if they took them especially for you,
but I have them.

If you click on a photo, you get the high resolution version
and you can download that if you want to.

I can see Gunnar's name there.

Please let me know if you need help with these.

FOB Warhorse Memorial - Special Photoshttp://newsblaze.com/story/20061027201230nnnn.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Story.htmlSpecial photos for special people. To give you some background, this is a very
special place on Forward Operating Base Warhorse.
No one is allowed to walk on the grass and the grass is watered daily.

Alan Gray
Kentucky Colonel
Editor in Chief, Newsblaze
705-2 E.Bidwell St #213
Folsom CA, 95630916 608
4271Support Our Troops, Read Their Stories

and in my response, to a short, speechless, thank you.............

tell Debey that is was my pleasure.I took the photos for her and any other parent, friend, spouse and others who are searching.I personally did not know that there was a desire to see memorials.I guess in all the day's work you don't think about it.Please convey my humble apology for my lack for forethought.Lastly, my unit is heading home now.Thank you for all of your work in putting out our Soldiers' stories.God bless you, our little back up Army at home.
P.S. I too am a Kentucky Colonel.
V/RSSG Sheryl L. Lawry
Public Affairs NCOIC
3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division
FOB Warhorse, Iraq
Again, I wish to thank everyone that helped with my search
i sent emails to a lot of people, and have heard from many of you...........May God Bless every one of you!

Friday, October 27, 2006

pirate test/name

My pirate name is:
Iron Jenny Rackham
A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

try it, here

have fun
oh, and be honest!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Silver Creek Cemetary

just realized that i've never added this link here.....so for a couple of the kids trying to keep the scrapbooks, i appologize...and i love you...mom


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Pittard Reluctantly Visits Warhorse

here's the link


and one more picture...............


about 3 days ago, i recieved an email, with a forwarded email attached,

From: Pittard Dana JH BG MNC-I IAG Commanding General
There is now a memorial set up by 3BDE/3ID on the main road next to the Khan Building across the street from the chapel. The memorial is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades from 4ID, 1ID, 3ID, and the current unit (3BDE/4ID). It was very touching to see the names of 35 of our 36 fallen comrades from 3BCT (I noticed that SGT Michael Martinez' from 1-6 FA was missing --- they will add his name to the wall of heroes).

many search engines later, i've found 2 pictures...link below

i have also emailed the photographer, and extended our thanks, and gratitude...
this has been heavy on my heart for a few days, and having seen pictures, i'm starting to feel better....................debey

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

comming soon

a big upload of photos.....i promise...............

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

melon picture

a picture's worth a thousand words, even 10 plus years later..............and a million thanks, to Gregg Latza!!!!
check this out



well, months have passed by, again
the good, bad, the ugly, i was ''sort of'' quoted in Army Times
how nice of them
to leave out about 75% of what i said, and then publish it 9 months, after the telephone interview.
i published a post, here, before, about the court martial, and then pulled it, less than 24 hours later, as STARS AND STRIPES was all over that one...........that is the main reason i've ''shyed'' away from putting much here.........i'm sure i owe SSG James Parker an apology, for that.