Nov_29_2  Your servicemembers have an already forgotten Thanksgiving holiday in their past, at those who didn’t get sick from the chow. They are the kid from down the street who use to mow your grass is now awaking in the cold Iraq morning. He probably was sound asleep but why wouldn’t he although distant IEDs went off and perhaps a mortar attack or two.

He is getting some physical training in because he is a Marine and although in combat, he doesn’t want to get out of shape. Later probably before afternoon chow he will gear up for a security convoy around the base or to an already prescribed area in a not so friendly part of town.  He may experience the unhappy feeling of being attacked with high explosive IED or worse small arms ambushes. Then the hard part will be when he has to get out of his hummer to do a foot patrol or assist some of the locals in their own house, a foreign house that could be very well watched by insurgents or snipers.

He isn’t doing it for the money and to some it may come as a surprise that he isn’t in Iraq because of his intelligence level. If you remember it’s a volunteer force and he wants to be there to continue to make a difference. A difference is what he is making especially to those who before he came had nothing and lived hell every day.

He will make his way back to the base, strip off his armor and tend to his weapons and look forward to some hot chow. He will try to write a letter but more than likely fall asleep watching a DVD and then get up and do it all over, continuing to make a difference. So what have you got planned for tomorrow? Make a difference & support your troops!!

Semper Fi

Time for a C-Gar!

Comments

  1. My tomorrow cannot begin to be as hard as our Marines tomorrow & they do it with pride. Keep up the good work, you guys have a tough job.

  2. I am finishing up wrapping Christmas packages to send to my soldier buddies over there and get them in the mail tomorrow. I want to be sure they get there on time. I have some blankets and pillows for a touch of comfort among other little trinkets for the troops to let them know they are thought of and appreciated. It’s not a whole lot in the scheme of things as they are but it is what I can do.

  3. Let me know when you have your next cee gar and i will join you.
    or how about 12-2 06 at 2300 hrs est.and we can all salute OUR TROOPS.Ladies dont be shy ,light up a cee gar with us.
    SEMPER FI BIG BRO JIM I.

  4. Let me know when you have your next cee gar and i will join you.
    or how about 12-2 06 at 2300 hrs est.and we can all salute OUR TROOPS.Ladies dont be shy ,light up a cee gar with us.
    SEMPER FI BIG BRO JIM I.

  5. Aye Major, trying to… writing and listening and packing and praying. Won’t get to all, but good for a few, that won’t stop with the holidays but continues. Believe you, believe in them.

  6. Jim B – love the 12/2 group cocktail hour. The Church Ladies just finished inventing a special drink for a special occasion (details will follow). I’ll alert them to hoist one with ya !!
    Oh, sorry, I just re-read and I guess we’re supposed to “light up” not “drink up”. but this new concoction we invented will do both LOL

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