Sunday morning started out as usual. I awake early and prepare for the day. The past few weeks working as the RTO things have been getting a lot easier, only because I am training those […]
As infantrymen, dealing with harsh conditions and learning to have mind over matter is an unspoken motto. The second day brought its difficulties, but as usual, we overcame the situations. The heat was unbearable; we all walked around with the sweat just flowing out of us as if we were a walking Niagara Falls.
This Day in History-Apr 19, 1995 A massive explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, kills 168 people and injures hundreds more. The bomb, contained in a Ryder truck parked […]
In Iraq, the time and date seemed to disappear. The only time I am worried about it is when I need to be ready for a mission or when I’ve been sitting in the Stryker for an extended period, and I need to get out and stretch my legs.
On this February 14, 1968 The 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne deployed to Vietnam from Ft. Bragg N.C. 282 Paratroopers gave the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow troopers, family and the Country they fought for, America! […]
Honoring USNavy Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent, died January 16, 2019, in a blast in the Syrian city of Manbij. Honor her so she is not forgotten. Thanks to Ali Hassoon for the pictures.
One critical objective, or shall I say obligation, is to get to know the people you are serving. Not every Baghdad resident feels hatred toward coalition forces, nor does every Baghdad resident have the evil desire to blow you up or shoot you down.