Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

We come together as a community,
as a family
To understand the values that move
the world in which we live

We come together as a community,
as a family
To understand the acts that
threaten our world

We come determined to find the values
that will right the world
We come determined to restore justice
To an unjust world

May we stand firm as we pray for peace
For our families and for our country


May we never forget all who serve, have served

and have lost their lives to protect our country, our community, our family.

May their memories be a blessing.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

No One Left Behind

Corey is now back at Fort Sam and is "wearing" his combat medic insignia. I will see it on Thursday at family day before graduation. Corey got his written orders. He leaves on June 5th from Boston, stops in Detroit for a few hours and then "invades" Korea on June 6th. (Just a little jokes for those of us who remember the significance of that date!)

Camp Bullis was a combo of more medic learning and then a week of practice warfare..."we did a battalion aid station, watched the gate, went on a patrol, and cleared buildings" Corey writes me.

Not sure what he's up to the last few days but they were cleaning up the bay and there was the trip today to the tattoo parlor.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

90 degrees in the shade

Been watching the weather in Texas and every day is in the high 90's. Must be hard to do all the training in that heat. I know the tents they sleep in at Camp Bullis have air conditioning...imagine ~ all the comforts of home!

Corey is due back to Fort Sam this Friday. Can't wait to hear about his experiences.

All of our travel arrangements are set for David, Evan and me to go to San Antonio for Corey's graduation. It will be cool for our family to be together, can't remember the last time we were. It will be nice to make new memories.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Q: What does a medic do in Korea?

A: A Medic in Korea would be doing similar tasks as a Medic anywhere on the planet. More than likely he will be assigned to a combat unit there. He will then help run the battalion medical clinic, be the medical support on field exercises and firing ranges, and keep training to be the best Medic he can be. He will work with keeping the medical supply inventory up to date as well as any vehicles assigned to his medical group. ~ Info from John - at

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why is it?

Why is it that when I know I can't talk to Corey I miss him even more?

So I've been looking around to find out some details about what he is doing at Camp Bullis...that way I can have a sense of what he's been through when he resurfaces in another 10 days. I am spending my energies being so very proud of him and not looking too far ahead. Thinking of something to do with him when he's home...a round of golf? red sox game? shopping? all of the above? Hope I get to spend a little alone time with him.

Anyhow, if anyone is interested...Camp Bullis
"This base and this training facility will allow you to train under conditions that very much simulate what you are going to see on the battlefield. You will train in the environment and the conditions of stress; and that is going to help you prepare to be the best Soldier medics you can possibly be, because you have an obligation. That obligation is to take care of our most precious resource, our Soldiers."

Here's a good article about the training:,6211648


Thursday, April 22, 2010

no bull

Camp Bullis soldier medic training site until may 6. When I come back,ill be a certified US Army combat medic. see you then


PS leaving for Korea on June 6

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Morning All,

IM'd with Corey last night. He is continuing to practice his skills or be practiced upon as was the case yesterday. His partner couldn't find his vein to start an IV even though the "sticker" was using a 20 gauge needle which is thinner than an 18 gauge. Ouch! Oh the things I am learning...

I'm happy that Corey is continuing to use the word "fun" while describing his training. He could be miserable, scared or worse, I guess.

Still no details about how long he will be home before shipping out. However long, I don't think it will be enough for me!