DAUGHTERS OF INTRUDERS
IN OUR ARMED FORCES
Brent, nephew of Norm & Marge
returned home after serving in Iraq with:
D Company, 2nd Bn. of the 506th Brigade
101st Airborne Division
Camp Falcon, APO AE 09361.
He is currently serving at Fort Hood. TX
Brent at home with Uncle Norm, August, 2006
Specialist Justin Theodore Dosker
Justin & Proud father, David, (Rat Pack 13)
his Blackhawk training as number two in his class. He subsequently completed
Jump School and is currently at Fort Bragg awaiting assignment. Before
entering the service, Justin earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Justin is now
serving in Korea.
Justin was named after Lucian Theodore "Ted" Untalan who served in the 281st.
and is on the DAT list.
Major Michael L. Rush, AVN
The picture below is of
Major Rush in Iraq where he served as the Civil Affairs Officer for his
Squadron. Major Rush is an OH58D, Kiowa pilot and has served two tours of duty
in Iraq. His last tour was as an aviation Troop Commander.
He and his wife Caroline
now reside in Kentucky where he is an ROTC instructor at the University of Kentucky.
Michael is the son of Jay and Joyce Rush who now live in Washington, PA.
Captain Jennifer (Budlong) Williams
Jennifer Williams and her husband, Captain Nate Williams are back in Iraq again.
Actually they have been there since October. Some of you may have met them in
St. Louis at the reunion last August.
This tour of Iraq
is with the 1st Infantry Division from Ft. Riley, Kansas. Jennie is the CO of a
military intel company in the 2/1 Special Troops Battalion. She is based in
Baghdad at Camp Liberty in almost the exact same location she was in 05-06 with
the 10th Mt. Div. Nate is the CO of Alpha Company of the 1-18 Infantry Regiment.
His company is responsible for the joint security of a city called Hurriyah,
size about 100,000 northeast of Baghdad. They live with the locals and work
alongside and train the Iraqi security forces. He works closely with their
equivalent of a city council and has said what a difference a few years makes.
The people now welcome Americans with open arms and are happy to have them to
In the near future the Williams are looking forward
to an R&R in Australia and New Zealand. Long term they are looking to be back in
Kansas the end of next September.
Her proud parents are Donald P. (Bud) and Lois Budlong of Hampstead, NC. Don served in the 281st AHC
Engine Shop from 2-68 until 1-70.
LT Nathan Williams and Captain Jennifer (Budlong) Williams
Update from Don, 8/8/16:
Since that photo they spent two years and two different tours in Iraq.
My daughter left the army as a Major and Nate is a Major at Ft. Polk (ouch), National Infantry Training Center as the Brigade Operations Officer (S-3).
LTC Christina ("Tina" ) Decker (Smith)
So proud of our “Zoomie” daughter the new 0-5
"November 3 at 9:55 PM ·
So this happen…I got promoted to Lt Col on a Marine V-22 with the waterfalls of Molokai (Hawaii)!
Special thanks to a kickass pilot, Vanessa, for the once in a lifetime offer and to our mutual friend Kaho for the reason we met! ????
Big mahalo to my husband, CDR Erik Decker, for being my promoting office, friend, and professional/life supporter. You’ve been there for me and keep me going. To my parents Ken Smith and Carol Chesbrough you been there the whole way with everlasting support and advice helping me to achieve. To my girls, my ACE, you all make the day’s troubles melt away and melt my heart with your strength, beauty and love inspiring me to keep pushing. Mahalo and aloha to all my family.??
To my mentors/friends thanks for being and guiding me to get to this point. Your wisdom and advice has been an spark to get me through tough moments and helped make the good one better. Thank you. ??
PS, shiny rank is my grandfather’s Lt Col rank on my hat."