Archive for March, 2004

Second update from Iraq

By K2 on March 26th, 2004 at 1:02 am EST

Um… yeah. Really original title from last months posting :-) So anyways…

Quite a bit has happened since I last posted… some good, some bad. If you’ve followed anything on the msgboard here, you’ll have a good idea what’s been going on, but in a nutshell – we’ve been subject to an IED/road-side bomb attack, have been shot at, have been shelled/mortared numerous times (thank God they can’t aim, heh), have lost two people from our platoon (one for murdering an innocent Iraqi, another because his wife had complications while having their first child… all is well tho last I heard) and just recently had our first fatality in our unit (Alpha Co.) due to an unfortunate humvee accident. We’ve seen and done quite a bit so far… here’s hoping it doesn’t get too much more exciting than this.

Pictures are all finally uploaded and ready for viewing. I’ve got close to 150 pics up as of last night, and that’s all of the ones I’ve taken so far. Probably wont take anymore until my new digital camera gets here… expect the quality of the pictures to go up ;-P So be sure to take a look – it’s the ‘Photo’s from Iraq’ section on the photo album, can’t miss it.

A big shout out to everyone who’s sent care packages or is getting ready to do so… they help much more than ya might think. Anything that I don’t need or can’t use finds it’s way into another soldiers hands that can use it, so everyone benefits, no matter what ya send. Err… except maybe that tube of KY I got from Timmy. Hmm… I’m betting someone will find a use for it :-)

To wrap up – it’s starting to get HOT here, it’s like someone flipped a switch from winter to summer. Come July/August this place is going to be brutal. Can’t fuckin’ wait Oh also… still trying to keep updated on the gaming scene as time allows. I still have plans for bringing up some kind of game server if/when HL2/CS2 is released, but from what I’m hearing, that may not happen until I get back from Iraq… just as well. If any of ya have info about any new hot game titles coming out, lemme know, ya know I’m always interested in hearing about that kinda stuff.

That’s all I got for now I suppose. Take care all, keep your heads down ;-)