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Nate Update - November PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott A. Ryan   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 13:12

I talked with Nate yesterday via yahoo! Messenger.


He is doing well. He complained that he isn't getting a lot of sleep.  He is working 12 hour days and standing 4 hour security watches after that.  He said things are going OK.  However he did mention that his unit is covering an area that should be covered by a much larger organization.   Nate is back to driving the Stryker APC.  "I'm just a glorified taxi driver now" Nate uttered when discussing his role.

Our proud warrior informed us that he will be returning to Texas some time in January.  He does not have the dates yet, but will give them to us as soon as he can.


Nate has asked for some items and I do have his address if you wish to send him something.  He is requesting skittles, deodorant, baby wipes, toothpaste and the like.  He said soap is useless as they don't have enough water to shower with.   He also said cookies and other snacks that that will not melt would be appreciated.

if you would like Nate's emaill address contact me at scott( at )

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2009 14:11
November Site Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott Ryan   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 12:52

Hi, Howdy, Hello, Hola, Bonjour, and Yo,


I know it has been a while since an update on this site.  I will try to be better about updating it.  Jared has offered to become a co-author and contribute content.   That being said drop me a line if there is any content that you would like to see added.

Nate Update PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 06:58
Nate On his way home from Basic Training

Nate has left for his combat tour overseas.  He deployed on Friday July 10, 2009 for his one year stint.  Very early this morning we got a couple of off-line yahoo messages from Nate so he apparently got there safe.

Nate has been doing well in the Army and seems to be enjoying the hard work and all the exercise he is getting.  He is doing a tough job and we are extremely proud of him.

 Please include in your prayers that he and his friends return safely.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 07:15
News From Nate! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dad   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 13:58

Nate Ryan in his Basic Training Photo at Ft. Benning, GA.

I heard from Nate today.  He is in Afghanistan.  He said they are getting ready to head out to a FOB in the mountains about ten hours away from his current location.  He said they will have a fun ride in the heat inside the Stryker APC.  He said he is doing well.  He has not had much of a chance to journal because they are kept pretty busy and he is only averaging about 4-6 hours sleep.

Nate said they have been preparing their equipment and training before they deploy into the mountains.  The area he is in is inside a section of a DOD map listed as High Risk.  “Our FOB can’t even support us right now so we will be living in a patrol base moving around the mountains” said Nate.    When asked if his unit has seen action yet he replied “no, just rocket attacks on the FOB were in now, but that is it.”
I informed him that every day at noon my alarm goes off and I say the Lord’s Prayer and a Prayer for him and his friends. He says they have a prayer session every day too.  He also said they have an Infantry creed they recite daily.
Nate informed me he has leave set up for September 20th to October 11th.  He did express interest in going to the Texas Renaissance Festival while he is home.   I told him we would do what we can to see about going.
Nate said his mom has his current address and he has received one letter from her so far.   If you would like to donate anything for a care and comfort package for Nate and his buddies (he issued an ongoing plead for Skittles), please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 15:07
Tanya Graduates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Scott   
Friday, 19 June 2009 22:56

It was a long time in coming but Tanya graduated with her MBA.  Congrats Baby! I am really proud of you and want you to know you have done a great job!

Tanya at Graduation

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 23:08
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