Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Friday, August 27, 2004

Hey everyone. So it's gotten pretty hectic around here for the last 3 or 4 days. We've had attacks almost everyday for the last couple days. Yesterday, one hit RIGHT beside where we used to live. And when I say right beside, I mean 20 feet. We had three friends from another unit sitting there drinking coffee when the round came in. Luckily for them, the round didn’t explode, it only landed. Therefore, they only got dirt in their eyes instead of shrapnel. There was one injury that I know of. Another guy that we know was walking by and lost some hearing from the impact. If the round had gone off, it could have killed a lot of people, but we were being looked after I guess. This morning’s round came in on the ICDC side (those are the Iraqi soldiers). I’m not sure about casualties. They also burned off some ammo today in the camp. That’s where they basically take a bunch of ammo and burn it in a fire to destroy it. It made for some great loud noises and a bunch of smoke, so I filmed it. The last thing that’s new is that we’ve started a motor pool productions movie. It’s going to be great. I can’t tell you what it’s about right now, but know it’s going to be hilarious. OK, that’s it. I hope all is well with you all. I’m excited about seeing you all soon. I love you and thank you so much for your support and prayers. They are working. God bless.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

So my dates are in and my parents and Amy know them. So, I’m pretty psyched now. It’s still a little ways off but, at least I have a concrete date. More important news, ends our halfway mark. That’s right, we just finished our 6th month and are now 50 percent done. That’s good stuff. So even if we stay until February, it’s all downhill from here. Awesome. Also, George got my pictures up. So there are some great shots there of me with the Iraqis that I had to guard, a picture through night scope, and some other cool stuff you guys should enjoy. Not much else new, things pretty much going the same in all aspects. I hope you all are well and I can’t wait to see you all soon. God bless, and I’ll talk to you all later. Peace.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Hey everyone. So I got my "unofficial" dates in. I'm e-mailing my mom, dad, and Amy to tell them when they are. I'll find them out officially tonight at my meeting, but I wanted to go ahead and tell them since the two different dates are only 2 days apart from each other. I'm not going to say what they are over this thing so if you want to know, either call my mom, dad, or Amy, or e-mail me and as long as you're not a terrorist, I'll write you back and let you know :) Well, that's all that's new for right now. I'm excited about getting to come home even though it's still a little ways away. But while I'm home, don't hesitate to call me. Yes I will be spending a lot of time with Amy and my family, but I want to see everyone I can. Ok, Love you guys, talk to you later. Thanks so much for your support and prayers. God bless.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Hey everyone. So the rumor is that the dates came in for R&R but I don't know mine yet. But there are some important things happening when I go home so I'm going to fight to try to get them soon. Then I will tell my parents and Amy so you guys can find out that way when I'm coming home. We had some outgoing artillery RIGHT beside our barracks. It was so loud. We thought it was an attack on us at first so we all go running to the bunkers and then we found out a couple minutes later that they were outgoing. Talk about relief. So I got my camera out and got some great sounds. It was dark so you can't see much, but the sound is definitely loud enough to shake your speakers. Well, that's all the new stuff. I hope everyone is doing well. I miss you all, but I'm looking forward to getting to see you sometime soon. Thank you all for your support. God bless you all. Peace.

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