Yes I know that many of our readers have been waiting for the next installment of the Missouri Erickson family and what exciting adventures are waiting for them this summer. For those of you that don't know it already or haven't heard Karl is getting deployed this September. He will be heading back to the Middle East to fight for our freedom. But this time instead of doing the normal Military Police mission he is going to be doing PSD. For those of you that don't know what that is it stands for Personal Security Detail. Basically he will be a body guard for a general or some one high up there. Our family will be staying here during the year that Karl is away. Next week on the 13th of May Karl will be leaving Missouri and heading to Fort Riley and then onto Fort Irwin, California where he will be playing war for 30 days. Karl will fly from Fort Leonard wood, Missouri in a Chinook to Fort Riley, Kansas and then from there on a 737 jet. So it should be a fun filled trip all the way to California. For the past month Karl has been going back to his younger days and started playing on the Battallion Soccer team. They have played all of 6 games and only lost one time. I have been out to see him and let me tell you he is very good. Last Monday they played a game against the Marine Detachment here on Fort Leonard Wood and let me tell you it was a very frustrating game for Karl. The other players on the team would not stay in there position and would not pass the ball. They lost that game by a lot. Basically they got there buts kicked. Karl has been enjoying every minute of it. Over the weekend he finally bought him some cleats. They arrived on this last Tuesday. Karl was so excited to finally have some cleats so he can stop slippin and sliding all over the field. It has been a joy to watch him play. Karl's next game is Monday the 11th of May. So wish him luck.