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Private heads for Iraq with his mother-in-law as his platoon sergeant

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    ALBANY, Ore. — Pvt. Duncan Schneider has more reason to behave himself in uniform than most other members of the military — his platoon sergeant is also his mother-in-law.
    He says he doesn’t mind, since he can serve his country with a family member who also has experience in the military, Sgt. 1st Class Lisa Mesteth.
    “I feel very good about it,” Schneider said Sunday at a mobilization ceremony for the Oregon Army National Guard’s 224th Engineer Company, which is about to begin training for a year in Iraq. “It’s a family thing.”
    Minutes after the mobilization ceremony he married his longtime sweetheart, Delaina Aguilera. They have a two-month-old daughter.
    “That’ll be the hardest part, being away from them,” said the 20-year-old combat engineer, who enlisted less than a year ago.
    After two months of training at Fort McCoy, Wis., the unit will go to Iraq for a year to build and maintain roads and other infrastructure, said Capt. Mike Braibish, an Army National Guard spokesman.
    While Aguilera will be without a mother or a husband for the infant’s first year, Mesteth said she’s not worried.
    “We’ve got great family support, a lot of people to help out,” said Mesteth, a full-time reservist.
     
  2. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Re: Private head for Iraq with his mother-in-law as his platoon sergeant

    I smell a sitcom ...
     
  3. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Re: Private head for Iraq with his mother-in-law as his platoon sergeant

    You may want to change the thread title. Add an "s" in there.
     
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Re: Private head for Iraq with his mother-in-law as his platoon sergeant

    The boy's not a combat enginer if his MIL is his platoon sergeant. Women are excluded from combat and Sapper units, but are, however allowed to serve in construction units.


    Add: From global security

     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I can't stop laughing at that
     
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