straight from al-anbar
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September 20th, 2008 02:41 PM
straight from al-anbar
The computer center is kinda empty, so I prolly won't get kicked off after my 30 minutes a day, so I figured I'd stop by and see how all my friends here on DC are doin.
I'm already about a quarter of the way done with my deployment here in sandy Al-Anbar province Iraq. Weather has finally gotten under 110 every day, which is nice especially with the 50 plus pounds of gear we have to patrol with daily. Other than that it is just the same ole stuff everyday. Time is kinda like boot camp here, the days seem to go slow but its hard to believe I've been here for almost 2 months already.
Contrary to what you read in the media we really are winning this war, you can see it on a daily basis here. You can also see how vital American forces are here, and how most Iraqis are afraid of what will happen when we do leave.
That's about it I guess, just thought I'd pop back in and say hi.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
September 20th, 2008 02:49 PM
Good to hear your doing well! Stay safe and thank you for all you do!
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September 20th, 2008 02:52 PM
September 20th, 2008 03:01 PM
Stay safe over there. Thank you for your service.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
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September 20th, 2008 04:10 PM
September 20th, 2008 04:23 PM
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September 20th, 2008 04:39 PM
Keep your eyes open and your head down. Stay safe, and THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice.
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground."
- Thomas Jefferson
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September 20th, 2008 05:16 PM
Glad to hear the truth about the war, stay safe and watch your six!
Thanks for your service!
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
September 20th, 2008 05:18 PM
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September 20th, 2008 05:19 PM
We appreciate you!
We'll try and hold the fort over here.
September 20th, 2008 05:28 PM
Thank you and your family for your service.
September 20th, 2008 05:38 PM
Great to hear from you Buckeye
I think most of us know we are winning, thanks to you and those like you (damn few left)
You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
― Robert A. Heinlein,
September 20th, 2008 07:37 PM
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
September 20th, 2008 07:43 PM
Watch your six; we're praying for you.
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September 20th, 2008 07:56 PM
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