The Other McCain

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Send Angels to Fort Bragg

Posted on | October 26, 2013 | 52 Comments

Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning.

Well, I knew this day was coming, and now it begins.

He just turned 21 last month. Those of you who have paid attention know what this is about, but “OpSec,” etc. When he first told me about this, I thought he was crazy. Eh, we all know that’s hereditary. What kind of crazy does it take to volunteer for something like this?

So now, for three weeks, all we can do is pray.

 




 

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52 Responses to “Send Angels to Fort Bragg”

  1. rmnixondeceased
    October 26th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    I pray he does well in the Q course …

  2. rsmccain
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedy8 #Hooah

  3. MrEvilMatt
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg: Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning. Well, I knew this … http://t.co/kx7m8MSuaP

  4. CHideout
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg: Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning. Well, I knew this … http://t.co/HJTXPQMp9B

  5. Lockestep1776
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg: Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning. Well, I knew this … http://t.co/PZhhucocww

  6. Resista38176897
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg: Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning. Well, I knew this … http://t.co/KB6kchVDlC

  7. Citzcom
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg: Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning. Well, I knew this … http://t.co/vBPPWTMuIl

  8. jwbrown1969
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg: Our soldier son with Mrs. Other McCain in April at Fort Benning. Well, I knew this … http://t.co/8SaLlTEiRX

  9. yidwithlid
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/pXthL6p6IF Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem…

  10. SteveInRTP
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedā€¦

  11. tiffanyrose116
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedā€¦

  12. MerlePearl
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedā€¦

  13. thatMrGguy
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/FCa8LS8BPr

  14. Mike G.
    October 26th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    Well, he might make it towards my neck of the woods during the Q course. Prayers to him in his coming ordeal by fire.

  15. BobBelvedere
    October 26th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    RT @thatMrGguy: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/FCa8LS8BPr

  16. BobBelvedere
    October 26th, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedā€¦

  17. jimmiebjr
    October 26th, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedā€¦

  18. ZanP
    October 26th, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/enQTtHfWV5 Thanks for prayers! @rcjparry @LADowd @tiffanyrose116 @nargesem @BrianKennedā€¦

  19. AmericanGlob
    October 26th, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/jq1LXNp8AM #TCOT #TLOT

  20. Professor_Why
    October 27th, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/keLv57g9b9

  21. Stogie Chomper
    October 27th, 2013 @ 12:27 am

    What a very fine son. You must be bursting with pride, Stacy. God bless him.

  22. Dianna Deeley
    October 27th, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    Prayers.

  23. Nan
    October 27th, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    St. Michael the Archangel is the angel you need. He’s Army.

  24. richard mcenroe
    October 27th, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    Charlie Mike, Private. But Stacy, not sure Angels are up to the job or we wouldn’t need spec ops.

  25. badanov
    October 27th, 2013 @ 1:11 am

    You are a proud papa to a proud American patriot…

  26. Patriot
    October 27th, 2013 @ 1:29 am

    McCain, not having any military experience, I have no idea what your son is fixin’ to do. I can say that I only wish all of our sons the best as they are fulfilling their dreams, and also the dreams of their fathers. I pray those dreams do not involve eating dog, and if they do, pray they be really hungry.

  27. JeffS
    October 27th, 2013 @ 1:36 am

    Best wishes to your son, Stacy.

  28. ali
    October 27th, 2013 @ 1:56 am

    Amen. Send Angels to Fort Bragg http://t.co/u0BDbQK2l5

  29. BredRightAndTrue
    October 27th, 2013 @ 2:01 am

    Mr. and Mrs. TheOtherMcCain: Philippians 4:7

    Soldier Son TheOtherMcCain: Deuteronomy 31:8

    ALL of God’s people: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

  30. Matthew W
    October 27th, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Well done !!!

  31. robertstacymccain
    October 27th, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Let him make it through this, and the “bursting with pride” part will be good. Right now, the “racked with stress” part is eating me up.

  32. Dana
    October 27th, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Well, now we know that he is to be addressed as PFC McCain.

    No need to wish him good luck; soldiers make their own luck!

  33. Dana
    October 27th, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    You’l be bursting with pride even if he doesn’t qualify.

  34. Dana_TFSJ
    October 27th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    PFC McCain gets ready to start Special Forces qualification. http://t.co/klrZkOkTZi @rsmccain #Hooah #Army

  35. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 27th, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Thank you, BTW, for your son’s service.

  36. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 27th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    That is true, only because Saint Michael knows the Marines can handle things on their own ; ) But prayers on behalf of Stacy’s son anyway!

  37. Nan
    October 27th, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Keep in mind that St. Michael has been around far longer than army, before Marines were a twinkle in Jefferson’s eye.

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  39. Frankie
    October 27th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Ears open, mouth shut. But I guess it’s too late to pass that along. Ever notice that some of the best times of our lives are also what we think are the worst at the time? Ah, memories…. Will be praying for sleep, strength, and a good mental outlook for PFC McCain. Look forward to hearing how it went for him.

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  41. La Pucelle
    October 27th, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    HUA, and praying.

  42. richard mcenroe
    October 27th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    A clarification: HOOAH is for enlisted men, and shows enthusiasm and dedication to the mission.

    “HUA” is an officer level acronym, and it stands for, well…

  43. Thinking Americanist
    October 27th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Congrats.

  44. La Pucelle
    October 27th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Before I got to Ft Belvoir, I’d assumed it was “Hooah” and that it was kind of a “rallying cry” of sorts, until my 1SG said it stood for “Heard, Understood, and Acknowledged”.

  45. DaveO
    October 27th, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Are the Angels tabbed?

  46. richard mcenroe
    October 27th, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Not what it means when describing an officer… *g*

  47. La Pucelle
    October 27th, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Point taken. >D

  48. Bob Belvedere
    October 27th, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    You bloody Protestants and you’re thinking that you have to call in Angels. Don’t you know they’re always there watching over good and decent men like your son? [They’re also always there for the sinners, too.]

  49. Bob Belvedere
    October 27th, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    St, Michael and his crew are the SAS of Angels.

  50. MattRoss
    October 27th, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    Prayers forthcoming!