Godspeed, Jon, and come home soon

| July 6, 2008

Our son Jon left Camp Pendleton on July 3rd to start his long journey to Iraq. He went up to March AFB; from there, he flew to Maine, then to Germany, and then to Kuwait, where it was probably still July 4th when he arrived. I thought of him while sitting with Sandra on our deck the evening of the 4th, watching fireworks got up from a dozen different locations, miles in all directions.

Jon will spend a month in Kuwait before deploying to Iraq proper. His unit’s mission will be to aid in training Iraqi police and army personnel. I promised him once he got back in touch with us, I’d send him a copy of this photo to remind him of cool nights in the Colorado Rockies:

Resting at 9000'

His deployment is only scheduled to last seven (7) months; still, we all know how that can go, particularly with the troubles in Afghanistan. But, damn I’m proud of him: proud of his willingness to serve and of what he’s making of his life. ..bruce w..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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  1. Larry says:

    And proud you should be.