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Originally posted by Mr Carburetor
Thanks for the replies.
Here is an email my boss received from a co-worker in my company that deloyed a month ago to Iraq.
I hope this reaches you. I have sent other e-mail that has not been received.
I am doing alright under the circumstances. The weather is getting warmer and the insurgents are getting more active as a result. Two of my friends from charlie company have been sent home after being injured in an attack. My truck has been hit with IEDs (improvised explosive devices) twice, but I have been fortunate not to be hurt seriously.
I will be sending some pictures once I have the time to burn a CD. I don't have a date when I will redeploy stateside yet but I am eager to get back to my chosen profession and leave this Army stuff to someone younger.
How are things going on your side of the planet? I pray all is well.
I appreciate the e-mail and hope to receive more.
Originally posted by dev_add
My heart goes out o all the soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines (mainly the Marines of course) deployed to the middle east now.
I've had a few friends die in Iraq, as for the ones that lived...the stories they have are awesome.
Quatar is a pretty good place. Im guessing your friend os airforce?
Originally posted by booger
Let me tell you about a soldier I know. This is what he saw.
HIs email said his unit rehabed a school and the locals treated him and his unit like hero's. Later one unit memeber died.
No politics in this. JUst one soldier doing his job.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
The other one is from a friend of mine in the marines.
He and another marine for some reason or another had to search a car (maybe it was a checkpoint I forget).
Anyhow, he aproaches from the drivers side, while his friend with a SAW (Squad aautomatic weapon, or 'big machine gun' for those of you who don't know) aproaches from the passanger side a bit behind him.
As he gets to the drivers window, the driver starts shooting a pistol at him, and hits him in the chest (luckily he had his body armour and plates in). As he falls back from the hit, he unloads his M-16 into the passanger side, and his buddy let's go on full auto with the SAW. They got the insurgent of course, and found a trunk full of explosives.