I'm half-Japanese, half-Caucasian fortune baby and also military brat and veteran. I also was active in YWD as Kotekitai and designated MC (lol) and still YWD at heart even though I'm 37 and no longer single. I have lived in Japan, CA, HI, UT and have been stationed at Fort Rucker, Fort Hood and Germany in my military career. I was also deployed to Afghanistan in 05-06 and I believe due to my practice and my mom's daimoku (with props to Utah members as well) there were no accidents or deaths in my unit. Thinking about it now, I had a little shelf above my bed (in a B-hut, small rooms with half walls mind you) where I could place my omamori Gohonzon. I had to whisper gongyo and daimoku since everyone in my hut had different work schedules. I'm recently out of the Army and married to love of my life who is currently serving in the Army. We live in Germany and are PCS'ing next summer to Hawaii. My husband is new to this practice and it would help him to meet fellow soldiers who are also members as well.
Us military brats do have the "stories" don't we. Yes we do. Spent a total of 14 years in Gy. Miss it a lot sometimes. In 69 our general meetings were in Dusseldorf (birthplace of SGI in Gy. I believe). The autobahn was pretty clear in those days though Zooom. Of course the birthplace of SGI- USA would probably have to be the land of "ALOHA". Herb
Hi Casey, I just noticed your post. My name is Warren Sugiura and I live in Mililani. Pls reply to this post if you are in HI and still not connected to SGI Hawaii. We have some members on Schofield and have a Military World Peace Prayer on the last Sunday of every month.
how's things with you? hey, i know bonnie also. i seen your post on her page and thank's for the encouragement about chanting. your experience was so inspiring! thank you!
your pics of europe is so nice. I sure do miss germany!