Another Friday is here. It seems like time just cruises along at turbo speeds. It’s hard to believe that I have been living in Japan for 14 months now. It seems like it was only last week I was at the Passenger terminal waiting on our bags to get unloaded from the plane. A lot has happened within these 14 months. I have traveled all over the Country, seen lots of stuff, made new friends, and most importantly explored a new culture – a culture rich in traditions and history.
Speaking of history. Today is my oldest brother’s birthday. He was killed in a car accident Christmas of 1997. So today my thoughts are with him, and his family. I was stationed in Korea at the time. I remember my 1st Sergeant giving me the call. I ended up not going home for the funeral. Looking back, I probably should have went, but that was going to be several thousand dollars out of pocket. The military don’t pay for your plane tickets if there’s a death in the Family. But there is help available. The Air Force Aid Society will lend you the money but I would have had to pay it back, and I didn’t want to do that. I know it sounds bad, but that’s the decision I made. Anyway, Happy Birthday Brother!
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