Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Libya Update

I finally heard from Mike via email.  He is very vague and isn't permitted to tell me any details... I keep asking, "Is it you? Did you fly today? Will you be flying tomorrow?" But he can only respond with "I love you. How are my girls?"   ... but we're learning plenty from the news.  Read this article!  (It's a quick read with two pictures - one of his ship off the coast of Libya and another of his fellow pilot, Freedom Carlson - no joke, that's his real name not his call sign!)

I do know that his group of nine Harrier pilots aboard the USS Kearsarge have been striking several areas with perfect precision and they will be performing more air strikes today, which is night over in Libya. From what I can tell, their strikes are all happening in darkness.  I don't like the thought of them flying at night over there, but this is what they've been training to do for a long time.

It's unnerving and scary to know that Mike may be in the air over this crazy regime as I type this.  But I am so proud of him and all of his fellow pilots.  Thank you so much for your continued prayers and words of encouragement.  He'll be home safe before we know it!!!


Sarah said...

SO unbelievably proud of all of them, Casey. It will be such a celebration when they return!! I'm glad he got to email you finally, that has to make you feel better. The angels on his wings are taking care of him!

stalker sarah said...

They are all heroes!!! Prayers and thoughts are with you all! I'm so glad you got to hear from him!!!

Carrie, Sean and Savannah Leigh said...

What great news...that you were able to have some communication with Mike. Thoughts and prayers are with you ALL!!