Dispatches from Iraq
One Dead, Three Detained
February 28, 2006
Today was a very good day. Up until today we always said that all
of the stupid insurgents are dead and only the smart ones remain.
Today provided evidence that we were wrong, because 4 very stupid
insurgents had bad days today.
Some Sleep and Some Shooting
February 27, 2006
I caught up on some sleep today and then dealt with an unfortunate and
puzzling shooting in our sector.
A Lot of Explosions
February 26, 2006
Explosive Ordnance Disposal team had a busy day today, stuff blowing up
all day. Days like this are good days, though. The EOD team
learns from every IED that they analyze and nobody was hurt in the
process. Read more...
February 25, 2006
Today was a memorable milestone for our humble patrol base. I
don't want to give it away before you read today's entry.
Guarding Against RPG's and
February 16, 2006
Today we began preparations for adding protection against RPG's and
against shenanigans from within the ranks. One of the weaknesses
of the Army is that we spend as much time guarding against
self-inflicted wounds as we do against enemy wounds. Here is my
two cents. Read more...
February 15, 2006
Some idiots removed themselves from the gene pool by violating the
lessons that they learned in the past: don't stand and fight Americans.
February 11, 2006
Not sure if we killed any bad guys, but we nabbed a few. In my
opinion, this is related to yesterday's entry. Tomorrow's
entry, the finale, is also related, in my opinion.
February 10, 2006
Minor enemy contact, a few guys get minor wounds, enemy runs away... for
now. This one will be continued tomorrow.
Awards for Excellence: Not
just for the above-average anymore!
February 9, 2006
Every wonder how soldiers are
recommended for awards and how the process works for approving them?
The Fastest 15 Days in the
History of Time
February 8, 2006
Here is the long awaited G-rated version of my two weeks of mid-tour
leave from Iraq. None of the
details and none of the embarrassing photos. Wait until the
tabloids don't get hold of this.
February 7, 2006
That's right, read the title again. Still alive and my 7 month
hiatus ends now. No longer bound by the restrictions of the MNC-I
blogging rules, I am once again free to publish my thoughts online.
You can stop pacing the floors.
June 8, 2005
I am finally on leave. Life no longer sucks.
Three Days of Hurrying Up and
June 7, 2005
The three days of waiting around, trying to get a flight to the US, were
longer than any other days that I have experienced in Iraq, to include
the more violent days. Read
June 6, 2005
Today is the anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy. A
short blog entry, as I reflect.
Getting Ready for Leave
June 5, 2005
I am finally getting ready to go on leave. This was yet another
new experience and yet another new perspective of Iraq that I have not
seen. This is kind of the intermediate between our Patrol Base and
a giant FOB of the type that I so hate.