"Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game.
In the deed the glory."

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Iraq is Hot so I Reenlisted

The heat must be getting to my brain, because I voluntarily extended my enlistment in the Nebraska National Guard on Saturday. This is a picture of my commander, CPT Lorenz, sweating, oops I mean swearing, me in. The oath is as follows: I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of Nebraska against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegience to the same, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Govenor of Nebrask and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law and regulations. So help me God. I've said the oath before, but it definitely carries more meaning when I am actually doing my part to defend our great country.

Benjamin got his first semi-black eye. I guess there was some sort of an accident with some tupperware. If he is anything like his dad he will have lots more cuts and bruises where that came from. Here is a recent picture of him playing with a block. The report I got was that he carried this block around all day in his mouth.


Anonymous said...

Good job Babe! You are our favorite soldier.
Erika and Ben

Anonymous said...

I am proud of you Steve.


Anonymous said...

I just caught up on the past couple messages that you posted. I cried and laughed. All I can say is that we are all very proud of you, and can't wait to see you eating David's seeds in this office instead of that one. Ben is so cute, keep posting pictures. And keep that Nebraska flag flying high. We've taught Sam how to say "Goooo Biiiig Reeeed, GO BIG RED!" Football season, here we come! Leah

Anonymous said...

Good for you Steve. To be in the middle of all that with a wife and wee son "Half a World Away" that had to be a very taxing decision. You are tuly a man of incredible integrity and strength. God must have a great plan for you. A loving husband, a proud father and an American Hero all by the age of 30.

Leah is right. Keep up the posting. It's great to hear from you and see the pictures.

Stay safe bud.

Your ever amazed, proud buddy B.

Anonymous said...

B. You make me cry

Forney said...


Good for you. You are a true hero to all of us! Thanks for the postings and keep them coming...we'll continue to keep you and your troop in our thoughts and prayers.