Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Just Another Day In Iraq

I have been trying to come up with something good to write about the past few days. I came up with a few things just now. The newest thing to happen is another dumb rule that will hopefully get straightened out quickly. I think it’s up there with the dumbest rules I have heard so far. Basically they want to take weapons away from soldiers that didn’t qualify (by qualify I mean fire the weapon at the range and hit the required amount of targets) with them before we left to come over here. They have carried them for the past 6 months and fired them at the range in Kuwait and Iraq. We have a few guys who were gone the day we went to the 9mm pistol range, because they were at a combat lifesavers course, training on saving lives practicing sticking people with needles while they also get stuck with needles. So they want to take their pistols from them. They will still have their M16 or their M249 but when we are here on our fob (forward operating base) do they want to carry the big weapon around with them or a pistol. The chance of us actually using the 9mm is pretty slim, but you never know when we might need it to save our own life or some one else’s. Anyway on a different note I was in the gym a few days ago when out of no where this little kitten came charging through the gym. Normally it wouldn’t have been that funny but for some reason it was, he was just a little guy. But from me laughing so hard when other people jumped at first because they thought it was a rat, I almost dropped the weights on myself. Well that’s all I got for now really. Everyone here is doing really good, trying to stay cool as much as we can. Just one last thought, why take away a soldiers 9mm away because he didnt qualify with it but knows how to use the weapon, but let the guy who shot an Iraqi in the foot with his M16 keep it? There was a safety on a M16 last time I checked. Hmmm, sounds kind of stupid to me!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Just An Update

I just wanted to post an update. Not a whole lot to talk about really. We have just been really busy lately with long days in the heat. I just looked at the weather for the rest of the week, it looks like its going to be in the 120’s. I’m really looking forward to that. Surprisingly I made it from the chow hall back to my room earlier with a bowl of ice cream not totally melted. We have been getting a lot of people sent home for their leave lately. Strange but we haven’t had any stupid new rules come up in the past week. There are just stupid people doing stupid things. I’m proud to say none of them are from my unit once again. I really just am amazed at some of the stupid things I have seen in the past few months here. The most recent event that took place is rather funny in a way to a lot of people except for the Iraqi who go shot in the foot. I will just leave it at that. I have been keeping pretty busy lately. The past month and a half has flown by. I can’t believe that we are already almost half way through July. In just five more months we will be ready to get the heck out if here if all goes well. I’m looking forward to that more than anything.

Monday, July 04, 2005

The Worst Holiday to Celebrate While In Iraq

Happy 4th of July. I hope everyone has a great holiday. I was thinking about having some fireworks shipped to me or getting into our pyro box here to find something fun to play with. But on second thoughts, fireworks in a war zone probably aren’t a good idea, and the grenade rounds for the 203 are all accounted for. So I guess I will just play it safe and hold out until next year when I’m home. I will try to come up with something worth while to do so I can enjoy the holiday. I hope I can find something to entertain myself with that won’t get me into to much trouble. Everyone enjoy your cook outs and parties I wish I was there celebrating with you! Oh and someone please blow something up for me! Just not yourself.


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Friday, July 01, 2005

What Grass?


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