After a long trip I’m home. Beginning on the 8th, we departed our company out post and headed south. Traveling from northern Iraq, to Baghdad, to Kuwait, then to Ireland, then to Maine in the US then to California and finally back across to the east coast.

It was a long trip but it doesn’t really matter when you are headed home though. My frequent flyer miles should be off the charts!! Its awesome to be home and the things that I see the most is green trees, the smell of green fresh cut grass,clouds (since we never saw any) and the several other things I immediately see we have as Americans that we so easily take for granted. That will be another post.

This weekend, look for the guy with no hair enjoying a nice non- boiled steak, cold beer and several cigars, that’s me.

The large effort by all of you supporting us while in Hades is nothing but exemplified now as we are home. I can’t thank you all enough.  I will be “resting” and getting to know the entire family again. Will write soon!
Semper Fidelis and God Bless.


  1. Greetings from California!! Welcome home. Sitting here crying, knowing you’re back safe. God bless you all. Love to you and your family.

  2. Welcome Home, Major! Enjoy the long weekend with your family and take time to savor all the joys of home. God Bless you and your family.

  3. Welcome Home Major! Thanks for another job well done. Enjoy all the love and warmth of your family and friends here at home. Bless you Sir!

  4. Welcome home major. Thanks to you and your family for everything. We here are forever appreciative for your sacrifices. Hope you are enjoying being back in the States. If you are ever in Northern New Jersey Beers, Steaks and cigars are on me. God Bless.

  5. Thank You for serving and keeping us updated on your deployment. Also please tell your family thank you for me too. They serve when you serve, just in a different fashion.

  6. It is great to hear your home sir.God Bless you,your men and your families.I have also had the oppertunity to meet two more fine young marines returning home here in our home town.We have also just sent another family member off.He has completed his Marine corp basic training and is off to his next educational step in the corp..God Bless Major and Thank You All Semper Fi

  7. RE: Miss GiGi on LTC for MAJ P.
    Correction ,
    **** Future 4 Star General****
    MAJ P Enjoy that Cigar on Good Old American Soil this weekend.

  8. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all of the comments. Hell of a way to start my day, cigar, coffee, ready all the welcome home hat tips! Semper Fi to all!

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