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Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by JSB » August 14th, 2017, 2:22 pm

Hello Rangers, Admins, Veterans, Wives, Fellow Parents. Thanks for supplying this forum and filling it with such helpful information.

Our son is currently in OSUT at Ft. Benning, due to graduate in early September. After that, he's headed to Airborne, then pre-RASP and RASP, Lord willing.

I'm a husband of one, father of six sons, granddad of two.

Thanks again for having me.
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » August 15th, 2017, 4:17 am

Welcome to the site, JSB.


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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by Jim » August 16th, 2017, 8:45 am

JSB, Please tell us more about yourself and your son. Is your son on this site? If so, what is his screen name? RLTW!
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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by JSB » August 18th, 2017, 12:24 pm

Jim, my son is not yet on this site. I told him about it in my last letter. I'm sure he won't be on until after OSUT (only 21 more days!).

He entered the Army wanting to be in the Infantry. He's a hard worker and smart, so his First Sergeant approached him about accepting an Option 40 contract, which he was honored to do.

I'm a pastor in southern Indiana. One of my brothers was a Captain in the Army (mechanized Infantry). He's now a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force reserves. My dad was a lawyer and amateur war historian. He was not able to serve for health reasons. He would have been very proud of his grandson!
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by JSB » August 23rd, 2017, 12:57 pm

My apologies: I should have addressed you as Ranger Jim.
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by Jim » September 5th, 2017, 9:32 am

No problem Pastor. Please tell us more about you and your son.
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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by JSB » September 9th, 2017, 6:03 am

Our son graduated from OSUT yesterday (8-8-17). He's enjoying some leave time today and tomorrow with us, and then starting Airborne on Monday. Looks like he'll be doing his Airborne PT test in the cool rain of Hurricane Irma.

I'm not sure what else there is to tell about us, Ranger Jim. We are proud of our son, a good bit apprehensive of what's down the road for him (and us), but trusting in God's mercy.
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by xray » September 9th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Welcome Sir.
Congrats on the first step the journey is just beginning.
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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by Jim » September 16th, 2017, 9:15 am

Pastor, has your son joined the site? If so, what is his screen name?
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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by JSB » November 25th, 2017, 9:09 am

No, my son has not yet joined this site. He's two weeks away from his RASP graduation date (December 8). If he graduates, then I'm sure he'll join.
Blessed be the LORD, my rock,
Who trains my hands for war,
And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by Disinfertention » November 25th, 2017, 4:51 pm

Thanks for the update JSB. We'll be looking for him!
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Re: Intro-Parent (JSB)

Post by Jim » December 2nd, 2017, 12:01 pm

JSB. by now your son should have completed BAC, and begun RASP. Please update us on his progress.
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