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  • Good News! My son passed Basic Training.

    Posted by upnorth on March 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Just had to tell someone!

    My son Steve just called and told us he has passed Army Basic Training, and is moving on to the next phase, AIT in Fort Gordon Georgia. :woohoo:

    It was really good to hear, after he was held back because of a knee injury last month.

    DeiselDoc, You only have until Friday to boot him in the butt for making us wait, so look for a younger version of me. Or just anyone you see with the name Bergquist on their uniform.

    Mark


    Age 55
    Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
    “Please don’t cry because it is over….. Smile because it happened!” {Dr. Seuss} :)
    upnorth replied 11 years, 11 months ago 6 Members · 12 Replies
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  • upnorth

    Member
    July 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    We plan on it. But that’s along ways from Northern Minnesota.


    Age 55
    Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
    “Please don’t cry because it is over….. Smile because it happened!” {Dr. Seuss} :)
  • Bert1337

    Member
    July 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Scofield was my first duty station I loved it. Hope he does too. Y’all need to go visit.

  • upnorth

    Member
    July 29, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Rich,

    Thanks. He was at Fort Gordan GA. 551 battalion Signal Corp. Now he came home for a few days before shipping out for permanent duty at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu Hawaii.

    Tough tour but someones gotta do it. :)


    Age 55
    Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
    “Please don’t cry because it is over….. Smile because it happened!” {Dr. Seuss} :)
  • Bert1337

    Member
    July 29, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Mark
    Wish your son congrats for me. If he ever gets to ft stewart or Hunter army airfield in Savannh, Ga have him look me up.
    I’m a defense contractor at Hunter.

    Rich

  • upnorth

    Member
    March 27, 2012 at 2:35 am

    That’s what he is doing also. Signal Corp. 25 Quebec.

    He says he likes it alot better than Basic.


    Age 55
    Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
    “Please don’t cry because it is over….. Smile because it happened!” {Dr. Seuss} :)
  • dieseldoc

    Member
    March 27, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Don’t know anyone at Gordon. My father was in the signal Corp. way back in the early 60s.


    T1,NO,MO battling bladder cancer since 2005
  • upnorth

    Member
    March 15, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Good to hear from you Doc!

    I think he caught wind of our plans, so he decided to get out of there before we could get him. :P

    You don’t happen to have any pals at Fort Gordon Georgia do you? ;)

    Mark


    Age 55
    Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
    “Please don’t cry because it is over….. Smile because it happened!” {Dr. Seuss} :)
  • mmc

    Member
    March 15, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Congrats!


    Age 54
    10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
    9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
    10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
    2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
    9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
    1/2014 ct scan results….distant mets
    2/2014 ct result…spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph system

    My opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinion of ABLCS or anyone else. I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.
  • dieseldoc

    Member
    March 15, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Rats, I will not be there the rest of this week. You should have told him to come over to 58th trans and look me up. I would have loved to meet him. :( :)


    T1,NO,MO battling bladder cancer since 2005
  • dougg

    Member
    March 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations, Mark and Pam!

    Great to hear that Steve passed Army Basic Training.

    Anita


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  • upnorth

    Member
    March 11, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Signal Corp. Communications.

    As for going into basic, Steve said not to worry if he can make it through with a messed up knee, anyone can do it.

    And your right Momma and I are very proud. :)


    Age 55
    Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
    “Please don’t cry because it is over….. Smile because it happened!” {Dr. Seuss} :)
  • catherineh

    Member
    March 11, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Congratulations proud papa! What MOS is he training in? My next door neighbor’s grandson is leaving on 4/4 for basic and I think he’s getting a little nervous.


    Best wishes… Catherine

    TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
    Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
    Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
    Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Nashville, TN

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