He was saddened by the loss of life, and added that it was a strange feeling to be worried about all of us when he thought it was more usual for families to worry about our Marines. He regretted that they were unable to prevent this situation and said they were all ready to go, if called upon.
Plan is for him to report to MOUT end of the month but that could change. Missy is driving 1100 miles to see him. She is coming with her friend who is married to a Marine and was unable to make her flight to meet him. Said they would try to call over weekend but I suspect they'll be busy.