April 8th, 2008
A third man walked up and stood between Easton and me. He began digging in a pile of clothes that I had assumed belonged to Easton. He began to cuss…it was quiet at first…then he searched the floor. He cussed louder and then looked left and right. […]
April 7th, 2008
Straight for the showers…I figured I had about 10 minutes max before every pathogen that had been in contact with my body was in full force. Therefore, Easton and I grabbed fresh uniforms from our tent and headed straight to the showers. Before people start making the fag jokes, I’ll just say that it was […]
April 6th, 2008
The meeting didn’t take long. Lee had returned from his meeting with our first sergeant and the sergeant major looking distraught. He was supposed to go with the first sergeant to “clean up” the trash he had left. The sergeant major had ordered the first sergeant to have his soldiers move every bit of trash […]
April 5th, 2008
Lee is a friend of mine, but in all fairness, he took advantage of the fact that he was a private to be lazy and to do something really stupid. He was on trash detail that day, so he tossed the three or four trash bags from our site into the back of his HMMWV […]
March 18th, 2008
Not on the AT4!!!
After we stopped gagging, we started heckling Chad. Mike was teasing him about the smell. I was teasing him about the situation, and the way the MRE bag looked full of his shit. He was silent. One minute passed….
….three minutes…..Mike was still heckling Chad without […]
March 17th, 2008
The Chinese Fire Drill
He said, “Hey the convoy is stopping! Hurry, let’s switch!”
The truck came to a stop, and he jumped out of the driver’s seat. Mike jumped out of the passenger seat and ran to the driver’s side. I slid through the hole that we talked through and […]
March 16th, 2008
This is NOT going to be good!!
Up until this point, the invasion had been going great. I had been sitting in the Pit of Despair for hours…perhaps even a full day at this point. It was dark due to the canvas flaps being closed. I was working with some “sensitive” stuff and […]