It’s Been Too Long

Laurie Goyetche, author of “His Choice, Our Pride”  in Love You More Than You Know welcomed back her son Cpl. Zach Goyetche last week. The Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit left for Haiti right after the devastating earthquake and just a month after returning from a previous seven-month deployment. The Marines provided food, water, and medical supplies to the Haitians. One of the Marines said, “It was a proud day for me and my fellow Marines to help serve these people.”  It is a proud day for us to have these Marines serve our country. Thank you for your service. Check out this video of their return.

Here is what Laurie had to say.

Haiti Relief Mission – Cpl Zack Goyetche

Our son, Cpl Zack Goyetche, and his Marine unit returned from a 7-month Middle Eastern deployment in December 2009.  Reacquainting with their families for just barely 6 weeks, they were called back to duty to serve in the Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission just 2 days after the devastating quake hit on January 12, 2010.  These Marines didn’t blink an eye with getting prepared to serve not their country this time, but one in dire need.  For them, new babies were still yet to be born, young children still discovering who their daddy is, wives still rejoicing that their husbands were home again, but duty called.

My son was off.  I received just one phone call about mid-way of the 3-month mission.  Last Thursday, my son and the final wave of his unit returned to the states!  In our first “I’m Back in the USA” phone call I asked my son to sum up in just a sentence or two what he will remember most about his service in Haiti.  He replied, “Because of me and my platoon, 3 people are alive today.  And that feels pretty good.”

Recon: Home Front

Check out the video from the Pentagon channel about Love You More Than You Know plus the story of two teenage girls on coping with deployments.
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Recon: Home Front.

Ohio Magazine Art Director

Leslie Blake, the Art Director for Ohio Magazine just sent me the pictures that went with the article by Linda Feagler. The photos are the icing on the cake of the sweet article that Linda wrote.

Join Us at the 22nd Annual Buckeye Book Fair

CoverWe are honored to be selected to participate in the book fair for the state of Ohio. We will be among the 100 writers and illustrators autographing books that day. Admission and parking is free. The celebration of literacy begans at 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, on November 7, 2009, at Fisher Auditorium (1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio, 44691) at OARDC/OSU campus (Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center). Stop by and say hello!

MOAA: Military Officers Association of AmericaMember Books for August 2009

Check out the review.

MOAA: Military Officers Association of AmericaMember Books for August 2009

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Midwest Book Review-Sept.2009

“It’s hard to send one’s child off to a dangerous situation. “Love You More Than You Know: 45 Powerful, Personal Tales of Love, Faith, and Courage” is a collection of stories from mothers who have faced the nerve-wracking event of sending their children off to war, with no certainty of their safe return. From the dread of enlisting, to the realization of deployment, there are many stories of parents coping with their worry and coping with a mix of pride and fear. “Love You More Than You Know” is a treasure any military parent will cherish.”

Area military moms hope to be comfort to others – The News-Herald Life : Breaking news coverage for Northern Ohio

Area military moms hope to be comfort to others – The News-Herald Life : Breaking news coverage for Northern Ohio

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