GruntDoc readers deliver

Remember this, a couple of days ago? We needed some connections to get a SSGT with a family and a terribly shortened lifespan to have a special dinner with his girls at DisneyWorld.

You (err, one of you) delivered. Just now by email:

Great news Doc!

A woman called our Post’s answering machine and said, “I read about the SSG on GRUNTDOC which is a blog my husband reads. I have called my daughter at Marriott in Orlando, and she will get the family into a Complimentary Princess Character Dining. Her Name is (Sweetheart) and you can call her at xxx-xxx-xxx to set up a reservation.”

I called the number and spoke with (Sweetheart); and the girls will eat with some Princesses…

How cool is that? GRUNTDOC Rocks!!!

No, the readers (err, reader) rocks, but it could have been any of you nine, so thanks to all of you. I hope we’ll get an update about how it went. Even if we don’t, life is good.

Thanks, reader, whoever you are!


  1. Good for your reader (not me, another one)!!!

  2. Fantastic!!! That’s wonderful. I was hoping someone would be able to help.

  3. Beary Potter says:

    “When you wish upon a star” evidently sometimes gets help from blogs! How cool is that!

  4. GD: My father was the Service Officer at American Legion Post 569 in Milan, IL during my youth. This was the post-Nam’ years– and at times it was difficult to get enough cash for a tank of gas to get them to Iowa City VA and back for a doctors appointment. At times I know my old man pulled the cash out of his own wallet, or a good guy or gal made arrangements out of their “sock or egg money” to make it happen. But this one totally takes the cake!

    Whomever “Sweetheart” is… be sure she knows that there are many of us watching out here and completely teary eyed at the fact someone’s helped make these kids dreams with their Daddy come true.

    Count Dr. Doug and I in. Well be helping the guys back home doing the work to make SSGT’s life easier.


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