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A very interesting military life you have had. I also am from Inkster Michigan . I used to live at 192 Shadowlawn.
Thanks for your service to our country.
Thomas Vigneux <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mesa, AZ USA - Sat Apr 3 21:56:03 2004
I have a wounderful boyfriend whose a soldier whose in the army and is very proud of him for what he is doing. Know matter what i will be bye your side with whatever happens. I love you with all my heart and i will be here always for you. love you lots shannon
levittown, pa USA - Tue Dec 30 22:13:21 2003
I was looking for a duty station switch and your site came up. Funny enough I had read what you put on your site. Came across the fact that you had orders to go to 11b mos training, in Fort Gordon, GA. To my last good neuron fire, Gordon was a signal and Ordanance training post. Whats up buddy. You got some news that us soldiers dont know about??
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Wed Sep 24 19:03 2003
I see an area I wrote here ( Intro to the Transcript ) where I incorrectly stated I had orders to go to Ft. Gordon, but I should have said Ft. Sill for training in MOS 15E10. Thanks for catching that error. I have revised that page!
thank you for being where you are so I can be where I am. WE all appreciate and pray for you all every night. I pray that you all come home safe to your loved ones.
I am recently divorced and would like to write to a single service man. Or e-mail. THANK YOU ALL OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. GOD BLESS
Fran Tobin <email@example.com>
los gatos, ca USA - Mon Jun 9 19:26:37 2003
My boyfriend Chris began Basic Training at Ft. Knox yesterday. Since I don't know a whole lot about it, I tried looking up "ft. knox" and found your web page. I first read all the letters and was immediately captivated. Here I am twenty years old, about to write to Chris very similar things that your at the time girlfriend Debbie wrote to you. And it's funny how much is still the same for people this age. You are lucky you received so many letters and it inspires me to write Chris as often as possible. I am actually sending him a few letters Debbie wrote you, I know he will love reading them. Thanks for putting this web page together. Take care- Danielle
Danielle Fazio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, ME USA - Fri May 23 18:22:19 2003
Hi John. I came across your website by chance, as one does many interesting sites. I was actually surfing for the mail address of Fort Knox as my brother is shipping out for basic training next week. Anyway, I was caught up in reliving your experiences of the draft and time slipped away without me realizing. Funnily enough, I had decided to write a book on my brothers time in the army, reflecting his experiences and those of his family, as a he is a British 34 year old man doing something completely out of character, so finding your site made it even more poignant. If by any chance you still have the general mail address of Fort Knox, I would very much appreciate it!! My brother told me that he can't give me an address until he knows his platoon etc, but quite frankly, I don't think he's even tried. Families!!
Becky Moore <email@example.com>
Manchester, England - Fri Feb 21 7:53:11 2003
I came across this site by accident, and I was hooked right away.Looking into your life was very interesting. The lessons learned, and the lessons passed on must be very close to the heart. This truly reminds me of how each family is different yet we are the same. We each have had to say good bye and we each have had some kind of law/court issue to deal with or will deal with. The love is obvious. Your parents are loving people. I really enjoyed the letters from your father. Though few, they held a lot of info on how he wanted to connect to you, regardless of your distance. You are a creative man to do this and it has inspired me to do the same some day with the letters I have saved. If not on the computer then it will be written out for our children to read.
VA USA - Fri Sep 20 21:17:28 2002
I would like to hear from anyone in the 113th Army Band. I served almost 3 years making music.
M, ms USA - Thu Sep 19 19:02:44 2002
What an incredible site.
Lori Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Thu Sep 19 10:36:30 2002
Just wanted to say that I re-read the letter and it wasn't your Dad's Van was it? Instead it was Carin's. Either way it was humorous to read. Thanks again.
Chris Carr <email@example.com>
Alexandria, KY USA - Thu Sep 12 13:34:09 2002
I just happened upon your site a few days ago. Thanks for sharing all of your memories. I went to Basic Training in Ft. Jackson, SC in 1993. AIT was Ft. Knox and I spent the rest of my 3 year term in Ft. Bliss in the 3rd Armor Calvary Regiment. It was interesting and even humorous to read the letters and see how times have changed in some aspects and stayed quite the same in others throughout the decades. I especially liked reading where your Dad talk about his new Chevy Van with the "burnt orange" exterior and the 8 track. And also the "Shag" carpet in your house that your Mother was so proud of. Even though it hasn't been that long ago, the pictures of Knox and Bliss brought back a lot of memories as did reading references about Juarez, Mexico. (Every Ft. Bliss soldier made at least 1 trip across the border) I still like going thru my letters every now and again that I've kept. My intention is not to make you feel old but I throughly enjoyed reading all of your letters (and I did read them all) and seeing someone in my shoes 20 years earlier. Keep up the great work!!
Chris Carr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Alexandria, KY USA - Thu Sep 12 13:20:38 2002
very interesting, My cousin was john neph. When I was young I had been at the Inkster residence many times.
william neph <email@example.com>
redford, mi USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 6:06:17
Thank you for your admirable Web site and for jogging my memory. It seems we have a lot in common: Basic Training at Ft. Knox in the 17th Btn. of the 5th Bde., we both went to Quartermaster School at Ft. Lee, we were both in Supply & Transport Battalions in Germany (you the 503rd; I the 3rd, Wuerzburg), both suffered drug-related accusations, both had supporting parents. Good luck to you in all of your present-day endeavors!
B/17/5 Ft. Knox
Ruston, LA USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 07:46:07 (PDT)
Thanx for the help with my Website! You're awesome. Glad there are others who share my interests.
Lori Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Spokane, WA USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 20:08:16 (PDT)
Great WebPage. Do you have any pics of Ft. Knox?
Spokane, WA USA - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 20:18:37 (PDT)
John -- Hi Lori -- There are Ft Knox pics on the Pictures page. If you'd like to see more let me know. Did you take Basic Training there? Here are more Ft. Knox pictures.
Very interesting site.
Cinnamon girl <email@example.com>
Canada - Monday, August 28, 2000 at 15:42:55 (PDT)
Nice Site! Kewl! From one great webmaster to another, Great job! Keep up the good work! And plz stop by and sign my guestbook too and add your ICQ button online
or just add your photo! KC
Topeka, USA - Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 23:05:50 (PDT)
Hi John, I began reading these very entertaining letters here at the Mountlake Terrace library in Seattle. I'm up to Letter 36(is there a letter 35?) These are a joy to read, giving me a much-forgotten glimpse of those sometimes foolish and mis-directed days of music, partying, and just plain goofing off. I'll continue later, at my leisure. You've done an excellent, professional job. Bill
USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 14:41:45 (PDT)
Editor's Note: Not all letters are included. Not all correspondents have accepted the publication of their letters. This is understandable though regrettable; there are some great things left out. It is hoped that after a time, all the letters can be included.
Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 7:05 PM (EDT)
Thanks for checking out these pages. I hope that you have had a positive experience.
Savannah, GA USA - Friday, July 7, 2000 at 19:27:40 (EDT)