View Full Version : Last Trip For a Year

07-19-2010, 11:43 AM
Headed out for my last bit of fishing before I head to the sandbox at the end of the week. One year tour in NW Afghanistan.

Nice cool day, waited till the mid afternoon thunder storms moved out the Sunday drivers and had the mountain almost to myself. Slipped into a little beaver pond I had been meaning to check out saw all the skeeters buzzing and started throwing the fish skeeters and hatching midges in #19.

Hold the fort down back east and hopefully I'll be able to fish the Smokies or SNP when I come home from this trip.

Have a Good 'Urn,
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Hal M
07-19-2010, 12:13 PM
Glad you got in a bit of fishing. Nice spec.
I wish you all the best! Remember to keep your eyes open and your head down. Stay safe Keep the Smokies in your dreams while in the sand box.

Thanks for defending our country!

Hal M

Carolina Boy
07-19-2010, 01:21 PM
God bless you, your family, and America Thank you Bones

07-19-2010, 07:39 PM
Watch your tail bud and think of all the fishing you can do when you get back!

I appreciate your sacrifices!

God Bless,

07-19-2010, 08:02 PM
Glad you got a chance to go fishing before your deployment. Nice brookie.

As the other guys have said, thank you for your service and please take care of yourself over there. The Smoky's will be here waiting for you when you get back.


Rog 1
07-20-2010, 09:05 AM
God speed and bless you for your and your family's sacrifices...

07-21-2010, 09:10 PM
I can't tell you how much I admire the sacrifice you are about to make! I'm glad you got out one more time.
Stay safe!!


07-22-2010, 11:44 AM
Hey man be good
If you or your gang need something drop a line while checking the board (when possible)

You will be missed from the board

07-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Stay safe and thank you for your service!

I've enjoyed your posts on Colorado throughout the spring/summer...

07-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Good luck man and thanks for fighting for a country! Glad you got to get out! May you catch a big un' when you return.

Be Safe and God bless.

07-22-2010, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the kind words folks. Headed out tomorrow. Hope Byron don't delete me. Internet is a few years in coming where I'm headed. May get to check the board on R&R leave; looking forward to seeing pics from the summer and spawned browns and brookies from the fall.

Eirik Svare
Herat-A Troop 7-10 Cav 2nd Plt
APO AE 09354

My address over there; jst in case anyone wanted to drop a line (pun intended).

Have a Good 'Urn,

Randy Ratliff
07-23-2010, 07:07 AM

07-24-2010, 11:41 AM

Be safe over there! I appreciate your efforts in fighting for our country. My nephew was over there last year for around 7 months in a Special Forces Unit. Seems he due for another deployment in the near future the way things are going.