A communications unit of the Michigan National Guard is deploying to Afghanistan in two months and they headed out for training yesterday afternoon. A cousin of Murdoc’s wife is one of the soldiers and my family attended the deployment ceremony yesterday at the Wyoming Armory a few blocks from Murdoc’s house.
Here’s a shot from the Grand Rapids Press:
The girl in the foreground is the daughter of a deploying soldier, the woman next to her is the soldier’s wife. They were interviewed quickly and the daughter said she’s sad, but proud of her father. If that’s not a sign of the times, I don’t know what is.
I was glancing through the small photo gallery and called to my wife, “Were you wearing your red snowflake sweater?” She said she was.
So here’s a moment of fame for my family on the pages of this media juggernaut called Murdoc Online:
The troops will be training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.