Operation Iraqi Freedom

My Time

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Hey everyone. Another day gone and one more closer to me getting to go home. Not much new happened today, we have to go in early tomorrow because they put the camo netting that they are using for shade upside down, so now I guess we get to fix it. Oh well, so much for sleeping in a little. There was an impact about 0500 this morning. It woke me up, but it was pretty far away. I think they said it was on the ICDC (or Iraqi Soldier) side. Not sure about casualties if any. I don't really even respond to them anymore unless they are close enough to shake me. Then I like to see where they hit. Other than that it doesn't bother me anymore like it used to. It's not like worrying about it is going to make me safer anyway, it's hit or miss. But thank God, it's been really really quite as compared to some of the other camps around here. Last year this camp was the most mortared camp in Iraq. We got to see why the first couple months, but now we have civilians on parts of the fences and they don't have to follow the same rules we do, so they shoot at everything. That causes the insurgents around here to second guess whether or not they want to risk their lives to mess with us, and I guess they don't come around. I'm not complaining. Well, I guess that's it, I hope you all are doing well, drop me a line every once in a while, and God bless you all for your prayers and support. Peace.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Hey guys. Not much new. But I did see something in the news today that kind of disturbed me. It was the story about the MP that got killed in Anaconda one day before he was supposed to leave. The attack hit last Wednesday, and he was set to leave Thursday. That's the day they were supposed to leave AFTER there 3 month extension. So after he was already supposed to be home, he had to stay anyway, then the day before he leaves...Boom, a rocket hits the PX and he's no longer with us. First of all, it kind of disturbed me because I've been in that PX. We stayed there for a week before coming here. Second of all, it seems like they are saying "Oh, you went a year and you're all fine, well we'll just see about that, three more months...HAHAHAH!!!" I know it seems like the sick version of what they are thinking, and I hope to God it isn't what they're thinking, but doesn't it kind of seem like that? I don't know, another "thinking" spell. But all of your prayers are what keep me safe, and I appreciate it. So, since there's nothing going on right now, I thought I'd go on a tangent. But I'm finished now. I hope you all are well and keep your prayers going, I need all I can get. God bless.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Hey guys. So not much new. I got to pull escort for some of the Iraqis on base today. Kind of interesting. I didn't get to talk to them much because the spoke almost no English, but some of the guys around here speak pretty well. They hire them around here to work on some of the projects on base, and they are fixing some of our extra barracks so that we can get some more space, so now we are switching off guard duties. You and one other person are in charge of around 15 or so people and you're only job is to watch them. It's a boring job, but it allows for great opportunity to learn a different culture a little. And they are already searched and checked before coming on base so they are safe. The only problem we've had is that they found about 7 Iraqi's with maps of the area. They had been doing pace counts when walking and secretly jotting down maps for attacks. They caught and arrested them, but I'm sure there are plenty more out there that haven't been caught. Kind of sad, some of these guys are really just trying to make a living and the insurgents are ruining if for everyone. But since you can't trust all of them, you have to look at all of them with one eye of humanity and one of caution. It's a horrible thing to do, but it's not worth a soldier's life to make friends if you ask me. Well, I suppose that's it, not much new, hope I didn't depress you all with my rambling. But God bless you all and thank you so much for your prayers and support. Thank you. Peace.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Hey everyone. So apparently George got my video that I sent copied to VHS so he will distribute to anyone who wants them. To get ahold of him click on his link to the right of the screen "Dirty Greek" and send him an e-mail. Or if you're part of the family, just call him :) Be ye warned though, this is the Army and some of the fellows use bad language despite my attempts to make them behave, but it isn't that bad. Kind of like a PG-13 movie probably. Anyway, not much new has happend. I switched from distribution to the post office. Now I handle outgoing mail instead of incoming mail. Let me tell you, it is one boring job. I'm serious. I could never be a post office worker in real life, it's either extremely busy or extremely boring. No in between. Well, I guess that's it, I'll let you know if anything new happens. But right now, it's all standard. Peace all and God bless.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Hey everyone. So a few things new. We found out that some of the convoys are going to start coming in at night. So we may have some third shift stuff going on now. I don't really want that, but at least we won't have to work in the hot part of the day. It'll just be harder to see because the lights in that place aren't very good so I'm pretty sure all of our eyes will be shot in a month. Also, this morning there was some hostile fire at the gate, I'm not sure if anyone was hurt or killed, but I know that they cut off the phones so that we couldn't call out today. So whenever I find out what happened there I will let you guys know. Other than that, not much new. I will inform you guys when I find out more or something else happens. Oh, and I received a package from the Cochran's. So I wanted to say thank you to you guys. You have been so good to me, and I appreciate the support and you working with me when I had to move out so quickly. God bless all of you and thank you so much for your prayers and support. Love you all. Peace

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