Andrew, 22, is a LCpl from Racine, WI. He has lived
in Columbus, OH since 2000. He is a senior at Ohio State, majoring in
Criminology and Sociology. Andrew enlisted
in the Marines in March 2002 and plans to
go to Officer Candidates School after graduation.
He tutored middle school kids and worked at Lowe's
Hello everyone, thank you for all the support these
last few months. We are on our way out and should be
in the states by the end of the month, but we will see.
Look forward to seeing you all again and thank you again
Hello everyone, just got back to the dam. Spent the last
four weeks living in an abandoned school in the city of
Hit. It was just fantastic. It is getting hotter here,
I didn't think that was possible but it is somehow, I
think someone saw the devil walking around asking if there
was anywhere to cool off. We are into the home strech
here, we are getting scattered dates of when we get out
of here but I really can't say when for sure. And my time
is up on the computer so I have to go. Thanks for everything
everyone and I will try to get ahold of some of the people
I haven't been able to yet. Thanks again.Andy
mail to Andy (put his last name and rank as well):
3/25 L Company (1st Platoon)
Family & Friends
Welcome home, Andy. Auntie Linda
I WILL SEE YOU IN COLUMBUS!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT...ADAM (brother)
Hey, Andy! Hope you are reading this in the states. Can't
wait to see you, have a safe trip HOME!
glad you're out of that steaming hole. i hear you're coming
back on the sixth, everyones excited about it. give me
a call when you get in, beers are on me
Andy, The count down must be on now!!!
I sure hope your days over there are almost done!
Make sure to let me know when your arrive back here!!!!
Hey buddy... hope all is going as well as can be expect.
Heard you will make it home to us soon!! YEAH!!! I cant
wait to see all of you... it will be great but bittersweet
at the same time... u know! But I want to get together
when u come home with you, christine, trevor, boots and
everyone. I think it would be a good time. and well deserved!
Well I will talk to you later... Be safe... miss you!!!
Andy, I like reading Adam's email, he does not know how
great he has it, right???? To be back in school, (parties
& of course studying,right!) I am waiting to hear
you are back on American soil. Keep the faith, it won't
be long now!!!! Jay
hey man...its me adam...school started monday and i forgot
how much it sucks...baseball is right around the corrner...first
game is the 7th of september in iowa already...looking
foward to u comming home...well time to go to class...later
I'm sorry for all you've been thru these past months.
Looking forward to your being home, and then hopefully
you will begin to sort it all out and deal with some of
it. Take care. Auntie Linda
hey andy, havent written you in awhile. im still in europe,
gonna be in italy for a few more days then back to cbus
to find a place to live. cant say that i have much to
report, consdering i havent seen anyone in 3 weeks. ive
introduced italians to dave chappelle, the family im staying
with is in love with him, as they should be. well as soon
as i explain who lil jon is. greece was interestng, very
touristy. its amazing the cultural differences, the brits
are loud drunk and offensive 24/7...i like them, the italians
are much more reserved, although the 4 hour dinners are
a bit much for me theyre good times. anywho, ill write
when i get back. glad your tour is finally wrapping up
it's been a long 24 hours. i know there is a communication
block on, but i wish they'd let you call or something.
know that many are praying for you and your fellow marines.
hope to hear from you soon,
Andy, Hope all is going well. I am struggling with the
heat here, can't believe how hot it is for you, so I should
not be such a baby, huh? Please stay safe, we are on the
count down for your return!
Waiting to hear about return to the states. Take care,
Guess you're back at the dam by now, so will get a quick
note off to you. We've all had a hot summer in the states
so far - up here in NW MN we had 9 days of 90+ degrees.
Hot for us anyway. And very little rain. Pretty soon we'll
all be lookin' at sand! My wrist is healing up, but the
summer is shot, so that's a bummer. Oh well, guess I will
be more careful in the future. Sure hope you're taking
care, and will be glad to see you at home soon!! Love,
How are you doing? I hope everything is going really well.
I am thinking about and praying for you. I can't wait
til we get to hangout someday soon, I hope. Caroline and
I really want to come see you next time you're home. (We
will fly to wherever you are.) Do you know the next time
you might be back? Let me know if you do. We really missed
you at the wedding last year, but are really proud of
you. If you get a chance, I would love to hear from you.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Get home safe Andy.
Take care and best wishes,
I was so mad that I missed your call the other day. Of
course I was sleeping! It's what I do best. O well. Hopefully
I'll hear from you soon. I miss you like crazy and can't
wait to see you in a couple of months! I love you!!!!
hey buddy... hope all is well in the sandbox... we miss
you all so much and cant wait to see u upon your return...
Tell your girl the next time u talk to her to call me...
i havent talked to her in a while and i miss her!!! Well
we are so proud of you andy and when u get home we want
to see you!!! Good luck fight hard and come home safe...
hope to hear from u soon!!! love ya Kristin