Today was Memorial Day, uneventful and without serious incident. It was only about 112 as the sun set so, once it did set we all scurried from our buildings and grabbed miscellaneous items from the exchange. I received an email from Jordan from Poland. He is a photographer, and his work is simply incredible. Take a look and let him know what you think.
I have been watching Fox News and seeing much about our efforts here in Iraq. I actually saw some people (Iraqis) I know on a news clip. They were in front of a judge, so I probably won't be seeing them before 10-15 years is up, there is no such thing as "good behavior in Iraqi prison. I love seeing "military experts" on the news, so learned are they who are not here.
I am happy to report that Memorial Day 2005, in Southern Baghdad Iraq was fairly boring. Aside from having to generate countless Power Point slides unnecessarily repeating information that could very easily be relayed over the phone. Why communicate in a 2 minute conversation when you can generate an 18 megabyte presentation. That the near dial-up speed bandwidth we call internet access can't handle sending. Ah, yes progress.
Thunder6 is back, the first words he said to me I can't repeat. Suffice to say he expressed his heartfelt joy at being back here and away from his wife. HAHAHAHA!!! I know it's awful to say but it is good to have him back, now someone that I call friend knows how great it was to leave home, yet again. It was good to sit in his office and talk to my friend again.
MAJ Ks brother M wanted me to give him a hug (as he and MAJ Ks other siblings could not); don't know how to break it to you; 2LTs just don't go around hugging field grade officers. It's just not cricket man.
I thank you all who are looking at the other blog, and all who have pledged support. Thank you for all the well wishes to me and the men of this Battalion, we are standing ready. 226 days, 13 hours 59 minutes and 5 seconds as of this moment...