Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thanksgiving

Everyone. well another holiday has come and gone while im away. Days like this make me miss my family. As im sure everyone else is sharing my feelings on this day of thanks. I just got back from R and R leave aboout 2 weeks ago. I liked home alot better haha, but it feels good to be back in the swing of things. Patrols are better and overall things are better as well.

The other day on patrol we opened the soccer fields in our area. They were locked down because the city wasnt taking care of them. we went and cut all the locks on the gates. Immeadiatly kids from everywhere started cheering and pouring into the field. They was so damn excited about those fields. We told them "this is yours, now go have fun". It was all smiles and thank yous. It was a pretty cool expierence being able to do that. Soccer is everything to them. Ive seen the kids play soccer with a rock and no shoes on in the dirt streets.

Still day to day life. patrols got on and on. Its part of life out here. But it feels good to be back with my guys.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

R and R

I appoligize to the latency of my postes recently. I left iraq on the 18th of october and started the long road home. It took me about 6 days to finally get home. Way too long. But reguardless im home and spending time with my family and friends. partying and hanging out. its strange being home and seeing all the differences in the places that i grew up and in the people that i left behind. Some good and some very stark differences in people. But i suppose that good that i see these things. it helps me remain grounded and continue the things that ive been doing. My true friends will always be there for me. But as for now im somewhat missing my brothers out there in iraq. Their working their asses off and im drinking haha. Ill be back soon enough. Just trying to enjoy my time left. I go back there in 7 days and spend another 7 months over there.