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Things have been going great here in Iraq.  Internet is bad but tonight a huge sand storm has hit and BOOOOYA, internet is up and everyone is emailing away.  A little action in our area but all has been great. Life is getting better a day at a time.  Mail…….well is ok, once or twice maybe a week. The guys got your packages and think you all are angels. We smell.  Letters seem to sneak through and I’ve given them to warriors without mail.  VTines day was great as I played mail man for these guys.  It made their day.  We worked with a German Shepard Military Working Dog today…..he bit a Marine. We told the Marine, don’t play or bother Satan……….nice doggy, nice pooch… munch, bark ,bite, munch, drool…..the Marine didn’t listen.  I think I saw Satan smile.  I’ve never seen a dog move that fast.  It was a blur of fur and blood and Marine trying to get away from Satan.  I really didn’t know if I should laugh or cut his arm off for him.  Ya, good idea, get the furocious animal mad at ya….your on your own buddy and you look like a steak!!!!  Meanwhile I’m staying perfectly still.
I can’t see across the street as I’m sure the hords of locusts are coming next as the sand storm rolls in…….for the past couple days.  Is it bad when you breath in and you have dirt on your teeth?  If the girls could see us now!  Gepeto the mouse in my room has escaped!  Be on the look out for a four legged mouse with my knife!  I thought I caught him and began the interogation process about his regime and overall plan to continue to invade my mattress and I go get a bottle of water and Booya, he is gone.  I knew I should have used handcuffs.  Until the next sand storm when I can get on the all mighty internet, stay safe and don’t pet strange dogs!

Comments

  1. Good to hear from you, Major.
    Good luck on getting the furry thing back in your clutches. I had a good time setting traps for the little boogers that invaded my TQ office last summer. Several of the S shops had a running total going, and I think the 6 shop won in the end. You really should keep an updated total on the site at all times.

  2. Hey you! Thanks for posting and giving us a little info about life now that you are back in Iraq. A couple of “out of the norm” things coming you way soon. I PROMISE they are all NEW and not from my junk drawer!
    My deepest thanks to you and all of the Marines with you. Be safe and remember – “Doesn’t play well with others.” Ha!

  3. Keep outta my junk drawer Leta!
    Major P … never approach the pointy end of a dog, or you become a “story for the troops”
    Yanno they do equip you guys with “poodle shooters” don’t use that on the dog but it might work on “Micky Rat”.

  4. “Never approach the pointy end of a dog…”??? I’m not sure I’d come too close to the other end, either. You may not become a “story for the troops,” but you might end up more messy than you’d like.

  5. I’m sure we all expect nothing less from a Marine dog… a DevilDog named Satan no less! Get some Satan! Only, point him at the bad guys next time!

  6. It’s good to hear from you, Maj. P. I can’t thank you and your Marines enough for the great job you are doing over there. Stay safe. Still fond of peanut M&M’s? Expect some in care packages from Tinley Park, IL that will be coming your way soon! Godspeed.

  7. Hey Maj. P,
    Are you at Camp Victory? also, I have an attachment I would like to send your way.
    are you having money and are you buying up the local currency?
    I have been sending email to your yahoo account do you still use?
    Be Safe and fill out the reports after the fact:-).
    Jim

  8. Hey Maj. P,
    Are you at Camp Victory? also, I have an attachment I would like to send your way.
    are you having money and are you buying up the local currency?
    I have been sending email to your yahoo account do you still use?
    Be Safe and fill out the reports after the fact:-).
    Jim

  9. It is great to hear from you sir.A shep named “satan”.I wouldn’t go near either end of the pooch..It’s real good to hear the surge is working and the Iraquis are realizing youall are there to help,not take over their sandbox.Thank you and your marines for an outstanding job sir!God Bless SemperFi

  10. Hello Major … Has Doc given that Marine a q-tip or two in order to get the sand out of his ears. Also have him checked for common sense…everyone should immediately assume that the military dog would have been trained to protect its handler as well as what his normal duty besides hands off should always be the norm unless the handler gives the OKAY because HE does KNOW the dog. Give my regards to the Marine and tell ‘Satan’ the ‘Devil Dog’… GOOd jOB. And you were right — never move and never, ever turn you back on the pointy end. ‘Crunch, Munch, Gulp’!!!
    Thank you and your Brothers for being the ones on the Wall for those of us who are unable to serve.

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