Journey of a National Guard Soldier going Active

Friday, March 25, 2005

I've been everywhere man...

So on the road again, which is a good thing....I think. I always hate staying back at camp..back in garrison, but in reality, I'm getting really exhausted, mentally...physically...emotionally. And now that my AO (my bunk area) is starting to become a place I don't mind hiding in all day; and with PT only bein 3 days a week, I don't think it's that bad stayin back so much. My AO is like a lil enclave in the corner of the tent, I have my new laptop that I watch movies on (1st season of O.C. , Deadwood and OZ), my new PS2 on which I nerd out on playin Madden 2005 (Seahawks baby). I don't know...I've been back at base a total of only 2.5 days out of the last 2 or 3 weeks; been on the road so much, I've lost track.

So now that the dust has settled on the ambush on the convoy my unit was escorting there's so many different point of views and new tidbits on what happened and stuff, the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE stuff.

I took some pictures of the gun trucks and some of em got fucked up really good, most of the trucks had to get tires replaced, one had to have the windshield replaced, one of our soldiers managed to video tape the event, I haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure I will soon enough.

Turns out some artillery guys rolling in humvees showed up and joined the firefight too, and I guess they got fucked up more than our guys did, which for an update "OUR" guy who got hit apperantly got hit in the leg and was bad enough that he's getting sent to Walter Reed for rehab. Sucks to hear that, Hope he recovers fully.

So ya, here's the vain part of me showing up, but I'm kinda pissed that the AP and the rest of the news networks gave the credits to just the Arty guys and the MP's (who BTW showed up when the fight was over, all they pretty much did was count bodies and confiscate shit and make arrests)


I'm out, gotta take the humvee to HSC again, the piece of shit couldn't even make it to 55 today..had to get towed...lame.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading this journal, it lets me know that you are okay out there. I miss you my friend...

3/26/2005 4:26 AM


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