Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
New Year's thanks to all our men and women of the Armed Forces.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
and the bonfire, was what we did for Christmas Night patrol. We went to a check point and did an "inspection" that involved us drinking chi [tea], sitting around a fire, taking lots of photos of stoned gaurds, and talking about weed.
Monday, December 24, 2007
sure, I'm sure the terps would love to get something., I've been passing on candies here and there, but I'm sure they would love something
Anything you would recommend?
ummm....warm garments? If you wanted to send big boxes, but other than that I really don't know, foods and goodies are good
What sort of warm? Civilian clothes or wool sock sorts of things?
maybe something that they could wear underneath the ACUs, since they don't really have anything, and I know they are cold when we go out. I'm usually wearing a polypro underneath my kit in the mornings, and its still cold
Can you take a guess at sizes?
larges, maybe, a medium or two
How many terps?
ummm....lets see there is josh, Kareem, Lewaid, Steve, I don't know the rest, but there are about.....7 maybe
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Daniel wishes all blog readers a very Merry Christmas. He will probably be on patrol. Bleh.
He said tomorrow (Sunday), they have to go to another FOB to pick up someone from their company who has gone AWOL. No, he's not stupid enough to run off into the local population, but he's hiding out from having to go to work by bunking "on the run" at other bases. I asked Daniel what would happen once he was caught. He said, "Well for sure he's a private again, probably for a reeeeeallllly long time!"
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
It is amazing to me how little value is placed on the people whose lives bump up against the insurgents. To them it is nothing to put a small child in harm's way, or to eradicate someone trying to help bring progress to their culture, restoring it in a deliberate and positive way; impacting an entire nation through its children.
Daniel said they were targeted, but no one got hurt. Hallelujah!