Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Hey everyone. Today two of us went out to the bone yard again. This time, I brought a camera. I got great still shots and video tape of some of the blown up vehicles. We saw one Hummer that got hit by an IED. A HUGE piece of shrapnel came up underneath the wheel and hit the rear passenger side seat. The piece got lodged in the frame of the seat. Had it not, it probably would have been lodged in the poor guy that was sitting there. But it turns out that it just happened to hit in the corner of the frame, so it stuck. Someone was definitely looking out for that guy. We took pieces of the shrapnel for keepsakes. It was pretty amazing.

We lost another softball game. I think I'm just going to not post about the games anymore unless we actually win one. That'll probably be a better choice.

As you all know by now, Sen. John Kerry conceded to Pres. George W. Bush at about 1:00 pm on November 3rd giving Pres. Bush 4 more years in office. To all of the Bush supporters, congratulations to you all. And to you Kerry supporters, you fought hard.

I think it's time though that despite our opinions, we try our hardest to keep this country unified. At the same time, I believe that you can't sit quietly if something is going on that you don't agree with, I just believe there is a tactful way of expressing yourself. So, let's all pray that in the next four years, something will give and the American death toll can be substantially less than 5,000. God bless you all, thank you for your support for me and the troops, let's see if we can't end this thing and get home. Peace to you all.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Hey guys. So this place is terrible now. It's one big country of mud. And gross mud too. They tried to put rock down before it started raining, and I guess it's better with than without it, but the rocks are all muddy now so they just stick to your feet and you track them in your room. It's horrible. We're supposed to have a game sometime this week, but I'm not sure if that's going to happen because it's so muddy here. I hate this.

Anyway, nothing's really going on other than that. We had an attack this afternoon, but I think it hit outside the gate and I'm pretty sure no one got hurt, so no biggie. I guess that's it. We're currently switching one of our semi-armored hummwv to a fully armored one. It may be going on some convoys eventually, so we wanted it to be good and strong. We also put a gunners turret at the top of it for the same reason. It's coming along nicely.

OK, well, sorry for the boring post. Hope you all are doing well. Thanks so much for your support and God bless.

EDIT: I almost forgot. Today is a huge day for the military. Elections. This election isn't going to affect me and my tour, but it will affect those coming after me quite a bit. Now I'm not going to preach to you nor am I going to even let on as to who I'm pulling to win, but I do have someone in mind and I did vote. So I thought I'd let you all know, don't do what your friends want you to do, do what's right in your heart. And think about pros and cons of your decision. God bless.

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