Old 01-09-2010, 23:31   #1
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Hi, Will be at Ft Bragg next week Jan 13,14 for sons Q course graduation.. been waiting for this for a long time.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:33   #2
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Hi, Will be at Ft Bragg next week Jan 13,14 for sons Q course graduation.. been waiting for this for a long time.
Congratulation to your son. Have him drop by and join the site.

NOW, Complete you profile and an introduction, as you were asked a yr ago..

http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/...560#post238560
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Old 01-10-2010, 19:11   #3
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Old 01-10-2010, 19:21   #4
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Welcome, lynben and congrats to your son! I was always appreciative of Finance guys when I was on active duty!
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Old 01-11-2010, 18:07   #5
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The SFA is putting on a pig picking at the Special Forces Association compound near the airport.

Be sure that you thank the cook!!!! He's been known to lurk on this site...

If you are a SFQC graduate and don't know where the Special Forces Association compound is, you owe the first round of beer.

Congrats to all SFQC Graduates!!!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 20:36   #6
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hi, Is a pig picking the same as a hog roast here in illinois? plus is it allday Thurseday? Would look forward to it. thanks Lynben
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Old 01-12-2010, 16:43   #7
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hi, Is a pig picking the same as a hog roast here in illinois? plus is it allday Thurseday? Would look forward to it. thanks Lynben

Being as I've never spent time in Illinois, I have no idea. It's on Tuesday (aka Today).

I don't cook them.. I just eat them... and take a big plate of Lonewolf's cooking home for later.
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Old 06-25-2012, 22:14   #8
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From a proud and grateful Father

We have received the outstanding news that our son has successfully passed the Q. He will walk the stage at graduation this Thursday.

My uncle walked among you back during the Viet Nam days. I was so nave as a kid back then that I wondered what that funny looking green hat was my cousin showed me on his fathers dresser. Then he played an old Barry Sadler LP for me for the first time. The ballad brought tears to my eyes as a child, and it still does.

And now, my son will walk among you. I cannot tell you how proud of him I am, and how proud I am of all of you QPs. I have read countless pages on this exceptional site. I want to thank all of you for your wisdom, experiences and inspiration. You have provided a father with more than a few salient words of encouragement and very specific prayer requests; and the incredible relief I would have when he would convey to me his own observations consistent with the observations made by so many of you. The unbreakable spirit to NEVER quit, no matter what; laser like unshakable focus; the discipline to overcome each challenge and then turning the page immediately to the next task; how indecisiveness only prolongs pain; how to balance being hard with helping your comrade; deciding with whom he would be willing to go to war; and many, many more.

Before all of this began, he told me he was called to this. God and many of you have proven that he was correct.

And then the incredible experiences you share: Nasty Nick (I can only hope to step inside the gate of Camp McCall one day); endless rucking and land nav; the beauty of a dark night sky during his first night HALO jump (he was one of the lucky few who got that opportunity). And the countless experiences that await him down range. I could go on, but I too must focus.

I had the immense pleasure today of gifting to him his own first Green Beret and Long Tab. To watch him shave and shape the Beret this evening, and watch the immense grin cross his face (and mine) as he arranged those three tabs on his left shoulder for the first time. He said it was the first time he had ever touched the long tab, but that it was beginning to sink in that he would finally graduate and begin his long awaited team time.

I recognize that he is only at the beginning and has so much to learn. My prayers will now shift to those who will comprise his first team. The importance of his Team Sergeant and for the family he and his men must become, along with the families they will leave behind time and again.

So, I will be there on Thursday. You wont know me, or I you, as I look to make eye contact with those of you in the room and wonder who among you are those who have graciously blessed me on these pages of your site. I will be the guy with a grin on his face, tears welling up in my eyes, and my Tommy Bahamas shirt popping open with pride. Know that I am eternally grateful for all each of you have done in service to our great country, for the sacrifices you have made, for the very small role this site has allowed me to play in this grand adventure my son has embarked upon, and for watching his back as he watches yours. Although I will always be there for him, I must now give him to those among you with whom he will now serve. I assure you, he will always be there for you too.

Blessings on you all.

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:45   #9
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Welcome, lynben and very well said, thank you. Congrads to your son! You out a good head on his shoulders, so that road will be easy.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:46   #10
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We have received the outstanding news that our son has successfully passed the Q. He will walk the stage at graduation this Thursday.
Congratulations to you and your son. I too walked the stage that same day to receive my beret. It was one of the proudest moments of my life.
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Old 08-06-2012, 16:55   #11
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He made it!!!

My son will graduate the "Q" course on August 9th, 2012. As a father everyone on this website knows how proud I am. When he signed up for the Army he said he wanted to do something special and shortly there after he was presented/signed the 18X contract. He left on October 13th, 2010 from Ft. Meade, Maryland. I had not doubt he would succeed, and celebrated each mile stone, starting with basic training, Airborne, pre-selection, selection etc. I have seen him grow throughout all of this to the young man he is at 22 years old. His journey begins again. 10th Group-18C. Heading to Ft. Carson. This site has gotten me through all of this..I want to personally thank all the Quiet Professionals for being so forth coming with all this valuable information. Even though my dad is a retired 1/Sgt. I had no idea what my son was getting into.
Your site provided all the information.

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Old 08-06-2012, 17:08   #12
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My son will graduate the "Q" course on August 9th, 2012. As a father everyone on this website knows how proud I am. When he signed up for the Army he said he wanted to do something special and shortly there after he was presented/signed the 18X contract. He left on October 13th, 2010 from Ft. Meade, Maryland. I had not doubt he would succeed, and celebrated each mile stone, starting with basic training, Airborne, pre-selection, selection etc. I have seen him grow throughout all of this to the young man he is at 22 years old. His journey begins again. 10th Group-18C. Heading to Ft. Carson. This site has gotten me through all of this..I want to personally thank all the Quiet Professionals for being so forth coming with all this valuable information. Even though my dad is a retired 1/Sgt. I had no idea what my son was getting into.
Your site provided all the information.

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Old 08-06-2012, 20:21   #13
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Congratulations to you and your son. I too walked the stage that same day to receive my beret. It was one of the proudest moments of my life.
Congrats to you young tiger........ Receiving my beret was one of the proudest moments of my life also........ My wife was as proud as I was on that day........

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Old 08-07-2012, 13:56   #14
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It is a good feeling to see your son graduate. Of course it is also a good feeling if you are the guy graduating.
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Old 08-07-2012, 14:37   #15
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Congrats to your son Lynben on his completing the first leg of his journey, and thx to you for your words. You must be very proud....

Congrats to yours as well SWATLT and may they both succeed in thier journeys.
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