Families respond to news of war
By By LYDIA GRIMES – Features Writer
The families of servicemen in Brewton and the surrounding area are bracing themselves for a period of waiting and wondering about their loved ones who are on active duty.
Most of the families left behind have no real idea of exactly where their soldier is or what he or she is doing.
Senior Airman Christopher Lee Davis, son of Tim and Sharon Davis of Brewton is stationed at Thumrait Air Force Base in Oman and is a fuel systems expert working on the B-1B Bomber. His sister, Ashley Davis, has been staying in close touch with her brother by e-mail, but was not able to reach him on Friday.
The family of Stephen Mallet, who is a Specialist with the 1165th MP Company, Detachment I, Alabama National Guard, have heard from him since the company was deployed to Fort Benning.
Kristie Richburg, the wife of Staff Sergeant Wendell Richburg, is spending most of her time at her job as a nurse at Atmore Community Hospital. She lives in Flomaton and commutes to Atmore. She has not heard from her husband, but she says she knows he is very busy at Fort Benning. He is the Training NCO for the 1165th MP Company, Detachment
Pat and Roy Williamson's son, Rodney, is a SPC in Alfa 701 attached to the 4th ID out of Fort Hood, Texas (called the Big Red One) and has been stationed for some time in Germany. Recently he left Germany and is now in the southern part of Turkey.
Robert W. Peters, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Peters, is a SPC in the 82nd Airborne Division. He is in Afghanistan, as far as the family knows.
His mother, Karen Peters, is naturally worried about him and not knowing exactly where is he is even worse.