Although we are continuing to do great work in country our time here is limited. We continue to disrupt the enemy and keep the area safe. At some point we will begin the hurry up and wait procedure out of country and make the transition towards home. We ran into a few Georgian soldiers that were making their way back home due to the situations in their country. With broken english, Marines talked with them about what was happening in their home land. Organized and ready, they departed Iraq, making only small talk heading back home to do their work there.
That night, I sat and enjoyed a nice Padron 1929 vintage cigar sent by a great supporter. A couple Marines came by and asked what I was smoking as I handed them one to enjoy. The Marine Corps is an unique organization where young Marines can sit and talk with seniors at times. We talked about the daily events and how things were going. What they planned on doing when they got home and what was next for them. The temps were nice and as the night continued. As time passed I realized I was spending time with warriors. There are many great times I recall throughout my short military career, but times like this will always remain up front. Semper Fi
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