Thursday, June 07, 2007

This is Part 4 of 4 in a series copied and pasted, unedited, from a lengthy email I received from a 14-year-old girl named Tiffani. She's one of the many teens I've gotten to know through my work. She willingly and passionately agreed to share this with all of you. Her 33-year-old father was just sent to Iraq. She inadvertently found out his mission, which is among the most dangerous and is one typically covered by the media.

T he truth about the families and the kids on Iraq.
One of the saddest moments before he left was when he, myself, His army buddy and his buddy's girlfriend, and my family went out to dinner. His buddy went with him overseas to Egypt before but he is young ….. About 25 26 . and he was scared …they all got drunk and his buddy made a toast. When he made that toast he started to cry… he was scared and he told everyone……. My dad began to cry …soon a table filled with tears. Another sad moment was saying goodbye. They didn't even let us walk through the air port…my dad my only dad and I had a 10 sec goodbye …and that's all. That ten second goodbye…… could be the last time I touch him …or see him.

You know the way the army prepares things is absolutely ridiculous. For example in the war on Vietnam, the army was so unprepared to loose that many men, they didn't even deliver the death letters themselves, nope, taxi drivers did. Can you even imagine how crapy that must feel to not even be able to be told by the army…but a stranger just driving a cab.
The army wasn't ready, and in this case the familys arnt ready to loose more soldiers. Im not ready to loose my dad. Hopefully b7y reading this you will get a kids hurt and view on what she thinks of all this. Thanks you for listininttg.


At 11:27 AM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I hope this series has enlightened some of our readers about how children have tried to cope with this idiotic occupation.

It sure hit home with me.


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