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7.17.2008

Army Andy



Army Andy on the left, with our parents.

Andy (currently deployed to somewhere in Afghanistan) called Daniel (my other brother) this morning to say he's been shot. It's just like him to want to make the call himself. We are waiting by the phone for more info...but your prayers are appreciated.

According to the medic, who assumed the call when the drugs started to kick in, Andy will go to the local med unit for stabilization then it would be a 10 hour flight to Germany for surgery. The Army will call Daniel from Germany.

Waiting and praying.

6:45 PM Central UPDATE:
Not much to update except that the Army has contacted my parents and my brother and are begining the process of arranging transportation (although it's not clear where to yet). His assessment in Germany is pending...not sure yet if he's arrived there or when he will. Hurry up and wait has a new meaning.

12 comments:

10ec said...

Prayers to you and your family. Hope that all comes out well.

Tonia said...

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

marylee said...

I know it's hard haveing your brother so far from home. I will lift your brother and your family up in my prayers.

Shelley Moore said...

Warm thoughts for a speedy recovery and safe return!

Janet said...

Sarah, Connie shared this news with me. I will be praying for your brother and your whole family. Stay strong.

pooky225 said...

Prayers are with you and your family.

Mimi said...

Dearest Sarah, I saw your post on TwoPeas. My love and prayers, and be assured I will light a candle for him at church.

Know I'm here if you need me.

Bee said...

Oh Sarah, so sorry to learn this about your brother. I can't imagine the anxiety your family is feeling right now. Know that you're all in our hearts and prayers. God knows what we need long before we ask! Keep the faith. Big hugs to you!
Love you!
Bonita

Deanna said...

Sarah, Dawn sent me the link to your blog. I posted about Andy yesterday on my blog and so many of my friends are praying for him. I am going to be adding your blog to my blog roll since I had no idea you had a blog! I can't wait to spend some time reading. We are all praying. Deanna Germany

densgirl96 said...

Hi, Sarah! Praying for all of you as you wait for more news. It seems like we blinked, Andy grew up and now we ourselves are "parental units". Love, Dawn

thams said...

Hi Sarah, I can only imagine what you and your family must be going through. I am praying for you and Andy. I hope that he makes a wonderful recovery and that all goes well for him. Give him our thanks for protecting us and let him know we really appreciate his service.

Carol said...

OH Sarah my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. All of us that have family in the military (I have two sons; Navy and Army Nat'l Guard)know the anguish and anxiety of knowing a loved one is injured. My prayers for you and your family that all news will be positive from this moment on. Also I pray that the Lord will send his Angels to be with Andy throughout his surgery and recovery. My heart is with you. Blessings to you all.
Carol