Last Friday my friends and colleagues at the CID unit I was attached to for the past year had a farewell lunch for me. It was unexpected and awesome. This is a photo of the unofficial "Good-bye" gift from the unit:
Yes, there is a story behind this unique item. No, I won't be sharing that story. But I WILL miss serving with these exceptional special agents, investigators, and administrative staff members!
Slainte'! and Thank You very much for letting me be a part of this team...it has been the highlight of my military career!
Stay Safe, my friends, and keep "Doing What Has To Be Done"!
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!