Meeting New Friends – February 28, 2011
General Sarge with SPC Tracy Bonzo & Buddy!
Today we met some new friends! Tracy originally sent me a message on Twitter when she noticed a tweet from me about Ryan being attached to the Webster, New York Reserve Unit. Suddenly I received a message from @tlb1321 asking about Ryan’s MOS. I knew instantly she had to be someone connected with the Army. As we chatted I found out Tracy is SPC Tracy Bonzo with Company A of the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion. While her and Ryan are in different units, they train at the same base.
Then last week Tracy sent me a message saying her teddy bear Buddy wanted to meet General Sarge! Of course General Sarge is always up to meeting new furry friends and they always have a “beary” good time too!
Today we met for coffee and all of us had a great time.
Learning About Fort Jackson, SC
As a parent I have to admit it was especially nice to chat with Tracy about Fort Jackson, SC. That’s also where she did her basic training. It helped bring a better understanding of Fort Jackson and just talking with someone who’s been there, made me feel a little closer to Ryan as he is now there for his basic. So Tracy, I also want to thank you for spending time with Sandra and I. You were an encouragement to us too.
Just before we left General Sarge noticed Buddy didn’t have any pins. Of course always wanting to look out for his furry friends, especially those in the military, General Sarge made a special presentation to Buddy.
General Sarge Presenting Buddy With An Army Pin
Tracy and Buddy, thanks for spending time with us today. I know Buddy will wear his pin with pride.
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