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Saturday, January 13, 2007




13 January 2007, I'm back. Where did I go? Well, I'll tell you. It started yesterday afternoon when we received word that a security company based in Kabul had a convoy south of Kabul that had been hit by a vehicle bomb. We had dispatched a section to go check it out, but by the time they got there it had already turned dark, and they came back. They were set to go out again this morning to recover the vehicle that had been hit, and I was sent along to....well, to investigate the scene. We arrived and found that the vehicle had been moved off to the side of the road. After checking the area to make sure it was safe, I began taking pictures and some measurements. We finally got both vehicles loaded up on the back of a flat bed and returned to base camp. The security company only had one injured person and that was minor, and the driver of the suicide vehicle died. This attack was unusual in several ways, but we won't be discussing that.
It was just nice to get out of the office and I went to a new part of the country I hadn't been to before. I did get cold, and am still trying to warm back up.

I was tagged by Just Me at Simple Me, the tag is simply name 5 things people didn't know about me.
1. I have the nickname of 'Wrong Way' by both the police department and the military, but I only miss it by a block.
2. If I watch scary movies by myself, I usually have a lot of lights on in the house.
3. I work better off the cuff than prepared.
4. When I was in elementary school I learned how to write with my left hand, just in case I ever broke my right arm.
5. I attempted to join the Army in 1991 during Desert Storm.
I'll post a couple more pictures tomorrow and let you know how I did at poker tonight. Be safe and have a good day.

15 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

You did that just like it was another day at the war, I know that is what is was for you but your readers will wonder about how matter of fact it is to you. Good job, happy you are back home safe, be careful, there are bad guys out there.

Skittles said...

I worry about you and everyone else over there! Please stay safe.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yeah sarge, just another day at the war, good title for your book, huh? scary stuff there. good luck at poker, we lost tuesday night... bee

MrsDub said...

lalalalalalalalalalala . . . I'm NOT listening to you!!! I KNOW you didn't just say that you went outside the fence - I don't care if it was an order. Just because you're a cop back home, doesn't mean they need to send you out to investigate a wreck. Next time, just give your camera to someone else and stay in the office.

the bro said...

Was that a black hawk you were in. You suck I am a rotor mechanic and have never ridden in a bird.

SGT DUB said...

no bro, just a humvee, but i'm still hopeful, there's a cool Major that works the flight schedule

Dixiechick said...

Sarge... stay safe... I pray for not only your safety but the safety of all the men and women there. Good luck at poker tonight...

Travis said...

I enjoy reading your posts so much, and I sometimes forget where you are. Thanks for the reminder today.

Be safe.

the bro said...

Pretty bad when I can't tell a humvee from a blackhawk. I guess I forgot what they look like.

Odat said...

Hey Wrong Way! I hope you know which way you're going over there!!! lol....I don't like reading about stuff like that altho we have to face the reality of it....be safe and have fun at poker!

Lizza said...

Great pics, Sgt! I'm glad you're okay, stay safe. I hope you had an awesome poker game.

just me said...

Guess you really want to be in the army huh?

Stay safe!

Kai said...

Great site! I'm so glad I stopped by.

I love that your monday's are almost over when our's begin, friday's start early.... etc. :-)

What a great way to stay in touch with your friends and family.

Wade Huntsinger said...

You can take the cop out of OK, but you can't take the OK out of the cop. Go get em! Sometimes we hear so much from the "BIG I" that many forget about the Big "A". Now that I think about it you better listen to MRSDUB. Stay safe!!! Like you are not trying to right. I think it makes us feel better to say that. Got taped today and I have lost one half percent blubber. Only 2 percent more to go!

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

Hey, I'm glad the suicide bomber found the glory he was looking for!

The only good suicide bomber is a dead one...