Let me start by saying.. my hubby is fine.
The past few days I hadn't heard from hubby.. but he called the other night. He was sorry he hadn't called cuz they were in Blackout.
The Brigade had sustained the first casualtie.
He didn't go into much detail... he didn't know the soldier, he was in a different unit and didn't know any details. That was all that was said about it. We talked for a little longer then he had to go.
The next day I got a call on my voicemail " Hello Mrs. **, this is sgt " smith". Just wanted to touch base and see how you are, Just give me a call back I have some updates". It was late by the time I got my voicemail and hubby had already told me what was up ..so I figured I'd call her back tomorrow.
I called her this morning..she wanted to update my info. She wanted my correct address.
All I could think was... They want to make sure they have the right address in case I get a knock. ( I told hubby this when he called me at work tonight and he said " Yup that's pretty much why").
It reminded me of when he was doing his class A's for inspection before he left . I didn't understand why.. he said " In case I die, they have to make sure they are burial ready"
Wow... that was morbid... but it was true.
After she got my address.. then she says" Also, I don't know if you've been watching the news, but there were a few injuries and we had our first casualtie. It was no one from "unit" though."
That was it. So matter of fact.....like, oh by the way.. just an update.
When I got home from work... They had reported it on the 10 pm news. His name, age hometown.
I've been told there's a phone call when they are hurt and a knock when... well everyone knows what the knock is. I pray to god every day that I don't get either one of those.
I can't even imagine what that would be like ..........so I won't.
My deepest condolences goes out to his family and friends.
I don't really know how to end this one....