What began as the journal of an old dude's first combat deployment, has resumed as my "writer's workout sessions."
Friday, May 14, 2010
All We Are is Dust in the Wind...
Sandstorms have hit the Baghdad area, and the timing couldn't be worse. Most helicopter flights have been grounded, as have military and commercial aircraft. One of my colleagues took this photo as we drove back to base yesterday around noon...Couldn't even see the sun because of the dust and sand in the air. We've been expecting unit members from outlying FOBs to arrive over the last couple of days, so that we can all fly out from Sather Air Base to Kuwait next week...but so far, that just ain't happening.
By the way, the Humvees in this photo are Iraqi Army vehicles. Note their gunner's tendency to stand up in the turret, ala General Patton, which is not very tactically-sound...but it looks cool.
Baghdad Time/Temp (Just in case I'm ever tempted to complain about the weather here in WA!)
The Leprechaun Has Returned
This is the journal of a 60 year old geezer-warrior who served his tour in Iraq, and came home to resume a "normal" life as an emergency management planner and weekend warrior ...
Although I intended to put away this blog once I exchanged my ACUs and body armor for Hawaiian shirts, cargo pants and fleece vests, I found myself missing the platform to write about the goofy stuff and the good stuff I see on a daily basis.
UPDATE: I returned to Active Duty for 14 months, was unceremoniously booted out upon reaching age 60, and am back planning for disasters and catastrophic incidents. I will now focus on becoming a proficient geezer-golfer, instead of keeping up with the youngsters who so graciously let me back in the family for a while longer. They have reinforced my belief in this generation of warriors!