I just got an email saying my cousin, Ross, is leaving Fort Hood tomorrow for Afghanistan. He is a helicopter pilot. In “real life”, he is a police officer for the city of Conroe, Texas, 1-1/2 hours north of Houston. His sister’s husband is suppose to go to Iraq in March. (Charles, I’m talking about Tom, who went to Bosnia with you.)
When Ross was little, I was his regular babysitter, when his parents wanted to go out. I am 13 years older than he is. I am actually closer to my aunt’s age than his – she and I are 8 years apart. I remember sitting and holding him after he had surgery when he was a little boy. Now he’s a grown man. Doesn’t seem possible. But then my own son is a grown man now. (I didn’t say mature….I just said grown )
Ross is a Chief Warrant Officer 2. This site gives an explanation of his rank.
This is Ross. He will be 36 in July.