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Unconfirmed rumors of Bagdadhi’s wounding or even death have been running rampant all week end.
I was listening to Condi Rice comment on the liberal use of the race card and was taken by her statement, “I’ve been black all my life.
Organizations like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) remind us that pacifism, while erring in the right direction, does not necessarily bring peace.
Finally, the President stepped to the fore and did the right thing. In two actions actually. Dropping relief supplies to the stranded Christians and striking the ISIS forces. I could be snarky about a lot of this, but I’ll leave it at he finally did something constructive. I could add a lot of other things […]
‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.’ From the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon
“Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served… Raw: Pres Obama Lays Wreath at Arlington Today, in America, we honor the armed service men and women who put country before self. Veterans Day, also known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day; is a […]
A few days ago we convoyed up to what is to be the Super Bowl of our missions. Whitehouse, as the Patrol Base is named, is where we are to build two HLZ’s from scratch. Moving even further north has seemed to up the potential for enemy contact. We are up with 3rd reconnaissance battalion and 1st battalion, 6th Marine regiment, […]
Today the wind is blowing in just the right direction to present me with the lovely aroma of burning excrement. Yes, out here away from the lovely invention of plumbing and septic systems lies the land of burning pits of poo. This is our way of continuing our “doodies” without creating disease and plague. Some may not find this topic […]
flight deck of an aircraft carrier This is based on a factual story told me: “I worked the flight deck. Lots of us had to, and it was a job! We had to get the planes ready, then when they came back, we had to make sure they landed OK, and it was dangerous then […]
Hi Guys: Dad (a.k.a. Chubby Chatterbox) is still on vacation but he wrote this before he and Mom left for Turkey. He asked me to post this for him. C.J. I remember Dad pounding his fists on the kitchen table so hard that his coffee mug tipped over. I watched as he did nothing to […]
Eddy and me after the 2009 Frederick Marathon with our friend Aaron in the “heat sheet” I’ve known Eddy Horn for about 5 years, but we didn’t become friends until he and I started training for my first full marathon back in 2009. This photo shows he and me after we finished that race together […]
A much needed vacation is in order and I am jetting off to Ireland for a week. Surprisingly enough, the Marine Corps now makes it three times more difficult to vacation in Ireland as they do to spend seven months in Afghanistan. Below is an example of what the Marine Corps required a 40 year […]
Why am I so lonely today? Most days I feel so strong, yet once in a while I find myself unable to control my emotions. I have nothing notable to be sad about and yet, here I am, feeling my mood sink by the minute. I find myself tired of this day, tired of this mission, tired of […]
31Oct And now it’s beginning to seem like we’re wasting time. Day three of no missions and our next foreseeable one is not for another four. The latest news is that our next task, which is to build two HLZ’s from scratch, will include convoying approximately three times back and forth to Alcatraz to load water for the hydroseeder. After […]
DOG DAY AFTERNOON The saga began three days ago when the senior Non-Commisioned Officer, Cpl Mickley, awakened to find that one of his boots had vanished into thin air. Immediately suspicious of the rest of the team, and rightfully so, he began questioning each member regarding the possible shenanigans being played at his expense. After somewhat calming his initial suspicions he […]
Well we have now completed three missions. This last mission was somewhat of a repeat of mission two in that we were at the same location. That is where the similarities end as we did not have the same problem with the tram. No, we had an entirely different set of problems today which have me at my wits end. […]
LCpl Leos prepares for an early morning mission 24 Oct It is our last day of waiting for this next mission and the mood is slowly shifting from relaxation to business. Our next mission will leave us the most exposed to enemy fire of any so far this deployment. Additionally, it will be a 3 […]
It’s day four of this task force and we have completed mission one of four. It was a stressful and difficult mission to complete from a security standpoint. The rules of convoying along these roadways now force us to not impede local traffic, meaning we must allow vehicles at times to enter into […]
Cpl Eliud RuizReyes scans the horizon for threats. Well my wished were finally granted. I will be the security commander for a task force going north to do maintenance on helicopter landing zones (HLZ) which will be needed for a winter offensive. I finally get to leave Camp Cupcake and do what they pay me to do. There are […]