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12 February 2005 @ 08:00 pm
Hello World!

I'm currently at CPA just outside Camp Charlie (my new home) inside the city of Ah Hilla. Phew, so much has happened! So i'll just give a brief summary of the last few weeks.

- Went to kuwait.. lots of sand
- Volunteered for a detail to guard weapons at Ali Al Saleem Air Base. Detail lasts three days when myself, two others, and the weapons board a C130 bound for Iraq (notice just three people?).
- Three specialists manage to survive in iraq for a couple days with 6110 lbs of weapons by themselves.
- blah blah, go to Camp Charlie
- Second day outside the wire on a mission to carry troops to Kerbala disaster strikes:

The HMMWV in front of my vehicle hit a truck causing it to collide with a van full of people. The van flipped over and rolled several times. I jumped out of our truck with my CLS bag and was first onto the scene. I treated several wounded civilians, one gravely injured to his head. Rumor is that he died at the hospital, but i really don't know. I felt terrible all day.

- That night we conducted a "Cordon and Knock" looking for several key players known to be in the region. Some success.
- Our mission here is to pretty much supervise the IPs (Iraqi Police) and sometimes we support the local SF group in their missions.

i'm going to post this before windows crashes or something and make another post.. or maybe jump onto aim.
Dan: Rock Rock On!warraven on February 12th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
whoa, sounds like you've been having an adventure. wow.. so does it remind of you de_dust at all when you're there kicking down doors? man i think it would if i were there. ok, enough joking around, it's good to hear from you! i got your letter in the mail a few days ago, i think it was the 7th of Feb? so, trogdor, eh? that would rock! where will you put him? on the magazine well? or are you a gunner?

lol, good ol' windows, maybe you should get a copy of DSL? then you don't have to worry about winblows crashing? oh, and like this LJ icon? i made it myself :)
bciac on February 13th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
Sean! Whats up man? You better get back soon, we still have to raid Canada... whatever that means. Looks like things are going as well as can be expected. Best of luck to you bro.
prettierinpinkprettierinpink on February 13th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
hey!!! happy valentine's day several days early!! i hope you find lots of love with the other man in the sand. we all miss you and love you and can't wait for you to get home.
bciac on February 13th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
I'm not deployed, I think you were looking for the "reply to post" :-p
ex_crickets237 on February 14th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
It is great to hear from you. I love you and miss you. Be careful. I will send you my DSN# by mail whenever I get your address. Well, take care of yourself and remember to keep us posted on what is going on with you.
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
Keep doing good stuff
Hey, sounds like you are doing all the right things. Keep it up. Do everything you can.... it does make a difference! Sorry you felt so bad after your CLS experience -- keep that bag on hand though and do what ever you can. Sometimes it's the only thing people have -- you just do what you can and know it was better than not being able to do!!

One of the flight attendants on your flight to Kuwait sent the letter that you wrote to me on the place.... she found it around the seat. It was so nice of her to send it. She said you all ate all the way to Rome and Kuwait -- when you weren't sleeping and that you were a great bunch of soldiers. It was so nice of her to send that to me. Got your keys and money order. Thanks.

Love ya,