Well I guess you can have funny things happen even during a tragic time of war.
Taken from Dan's blog:
A Strange Patrol
I know some of the stories that I tell are a bit odd, but this one has to be one of the top. We were heading out of the base camp, going downtown Tikrit. Suddenly, a urgent message comes in over my Blue Force Tracker (Kind of like an instant message). It tells me that there is and IED on the route that I wanted to take downtown on the Z cut. Based on this, I decided to reroute our convoy around that section of the roadway. The alternate route has us approaching the IED site from the North, the veering off to the East in o
the Wall Street Journal published a story on my husband's company in Iraq? Well I found it online, so if anyone is interested, read away.
These U.S. Raids
In Iraq Look Real,
But They Aren't
The Purpose Is to Check Up
On Aid to Small Business;
Help Must Be 'Invisible'
By YOCHI J. DREAZEN
March 22, 2007; Page A1
NEAR TIKRIT, Iraq -- In one of the oddest raids of the war in Iraq, a convoy of U.S. Humvees rolled to a stop outside a small printing plant here one afternoon late last month. Twenty U.S. soldiers in dark goggles moved through the
Dan is on his second deployment to Iraq and as it is well known, this time around it is far more dangerous than before. A lot of people, including myself, may not grasp the full impact being in a war zone has on somebody, so here is an example of pure ptsd. Dan will be back in 3 months, but the local people there will still live like this every day.
It's a fear you cannot describe, something intangible and not created from rational thought. I wake up nights, staring blankly off into the darkness. My eyes straining for any sight of that which was about to attack me. That which wants me dead. The true fear that grips ones heart is the