Posted: Mar 16, 2011 5:39 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Mar 16, 2011 6:09 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE, La.- After an emotional two days, a family from Prairieville finally heard from their son in Japan. Trey Wolf, 22, is a Navy Airman helping with recovery efforts in the devastated country.
"I knew in my gut he was safe and all. I prayed for that 10 second phone call, just to hear in those 10 seconds, Mom, I'm OK," Trey's mom, Twana Pulliam, said.
Trey volunteered to deploy on the USS Ronald Reagan, which was scheduled for a tour in the Western Pacific.
"When the reports came out that the Ronald Reagan was being diverted to Japan, that's how we knew. No word from Trey because email was down," Pulliam said.
Pulliam monitors the USS Ronald Reagan Facebook page for the latest information from the ship. In a message posted online the Commander wrote, "Friends and family of the USS Ronald Reagan, want to take this opportunity to personally assure you that first and foremost all personnel aboard are safe and healthy."
Pulliam says it's messages like that that bring her some comfort while her son is half-way around the world. She has not heard when her son will come home.
If you would like to send letters or supplies to the sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan the mailing address is:
USS Ronald Reagan CVN76