From the Soldier side: As most of my regular readers know, I have a good number of friends and acquaintances in other military units scattered around the country and the world. One of these “Joes” who I’ve never actually met in person has just arrived in Iraq.
His blog is known as “Citizen Soldier” and although he’s in from another state National Guard unit, as far as I am concerned he’s a brother. I have to hopes of him and the brothers and sisters in his unit:
1.) They all are safe on their tour
2.) They are led by better leaders than I had for my tour
3.) They have nothing but good stories to write about and nothing bad happens to them
Citizen Soldier’s blog is at http://citizensoldier65.blogspot.com/
My home National Guard unit just had our monthly weekend training session. I was assigned a few new soldiers to my platoon. They are all combat vets and after talking a few minutes, it turned out that we knew a lot of the same people. You see, the US Army Mess Kit Repair field is a very small group…so, if you stay in long enough, you will know a lot of good folks.
The CI Roller with Ivan
Now excuse me while I get back to watching the Olympics and stuff.