Saturday, January 27, 2007

27 January 2007, A good day.
The reason I'm running late tonight is because we had a presentation for the other Afghan that helped Rambo at the front gate. He has asked to remain anonymous as much as possible because he is concerned for his and his family's safety. I can understand his reluctance. This incident has been stressful on him and he is concerned that his photo may jeopardize his life and that of his family if insurgents did get it. He has asked to be able to move to the United States. We are currently working on finding out what needs to happen to facilitate that. Of course, once he and his wife are in the United States, he has to decide where he would want to live, get a place, a job, basically start from scratch. I can't believe the undertaking this would involve. He was telling me tonight tat he does have experience with computers, but would need to 'train up' for a couple of months to regain those skills. I'll keep you updated on what is happening with him. Rambo is a different story all together. Just shortly after the EOD team detonated the vehicle bomb he managed to grab lunch and was eating it at the scene. He feels he did nothing extraordinary and already see the threat for his life by being so visible at the front gate. He has told us he will remain on Camp Phoenix for as long as Americans are there.
In other news, well there isn't much other news. I spent about 3 hours working on building a new wall in our conference room. We were moving along at a decent pace when we realized there was going to be a briefing in just over an hour in that room. Needless to say, we had to stop building and start cleaning, as well as reassemble everything that was needed for the briefing. We kicked it into overdrive and got things back in order with time to spare. I guess we will be back at it tomorrow.
Be safe and have a good day.


Sarge Charlie said...

God bless Rambo, I hope he can get the move.

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

yeah, both of them! i wonder if the family speaks english? imagine that if they don't. so sad to be a hero and have to hide. thanks for sharing that dub.

be safe, bee

MrsDub said...

I'm glad they have been recognized for their bravery that saved so many lives. Each one of us has the ability to take action in an emergency situation, but unfortunately not everyone is brave enough to take the chance. I always wonder what I would do if I was faced with a life or death choice - would I take the chance to save someone else, or would I retreat to save myself? After the OKC Bombing and 9/11, we've all be forced to ask ourselves the question . . . what would I do? As for you SgtDub, I know exactly what decision you would make -- without any hesitation. You're my Hero!

P.S. do you expect me to believe that you made a mess and cleaned it up in all 1 day? Surely you left something behind!

Wade Huntsinger said...

America would be proud to have this kind of man as a citizen one day. Glad to hear you are well

Wade Huntsinger said...

Hey Dub, I sitting here this morning at my daughters house in Brevard NC waiting on my wife to get dresed and i am listening to Luke on his My Space page. "Does that make me bad" I think is my favorite. Of course I like them all. have a good Sunday, no wait your Sunday is almost over with, Darn it!

ME said...

Hi Sarge sir,

You have a very touching blog here.
This blog shows that you are indeed an experience blog.

If you don't mind sir, would you please assess my recruiting blog?
to make it more convincing?

Thanks and more power.