These two characters (Billy~left & Brian~right) went up to the Base Exchange a few weeks ago to do some shopping and while they were there they noticed a camera & radio crew outside the store. They went over to check things out only to find out that they were from the states and they were "in town" to video tape & record "Holiday Greetings" and asked these two fellas if they'd like to make a message for anyone back home.
Of course they said YES!!!!
We got to hear Billy twice yesterday and once this morning on our local country radio station 98.1 WCTK, and let me tell you if you don't hink the tears were flowing then! Mr. P & me, we were laughing and crying and hugging each other....it was GREAT to hear his message!!!! Brian's mom heard her message too, they live in New Jersey, she called last night after I had posted it on Facebook, we both cried AGAIN, but happy tears ~ it was so great!
I've heard those message so many times over the years now and have always been amazed with those young men and women never did I think that my son would one day be sending a message like that home to us!!!!!
This is his message.....
"Hey, this is Lance Corporal Billy Platt stationed over in Okinawa Japan, I just want to give a shout-out to my family & friends back home in Fall River, Massachusetts. Mom, Dad, Rome, Al love you guys and miss you…Merry Christmas!"
Billy is going to send a link for the video taped message as soon as we get it I'll post it for you all to see!
Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless and please, please, please keep sending up prayers for Justin & his family his battalion will be deploying sooner than expected. He was home with his family over this past weekend to celebrate an early Christmas...so until his boots are back on Good Old US of A soil Safe & Sound please keep sending up those prayers!
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.