22 February 2010

Another Brother Goes to the Big Sandbox

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.


Basinah said...

Just so you know, I saw the title and was prepared to offer condolences. I thought you meant, you know "THE BIG Sandbox" in the sky. Glad I mis-interpreted.

I sincerely hope Citizen Soldier, his team, and everyone in the wide net we cast comes home safe in mind and spirit to their loved ones.

Coffeypot said...

CS has been a long time follower and commenter with a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters. I wish him the best in this tour.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Bas, Sorry, I would have called that a "Dirt Nap".
Coffee, yeah I think I found his blog on your blog...but I can't remember anymore.

Amanda West said...

Off to check out the blog...

And nice pic by the way.

powdergirl said...

Aw, you're playing 'Cowgirl in the Sand', an old favorite. Thanks!

I second your 3 wishes or the Citizen Soldier, God speed to him and his.

I thought the same as Basinah, btw, and I was happy to be mistaken as well.

"Dirt nap" equals "kicking the oyygen habit?"

Hogday said...

Thanks CI-RD and all best thoughts to the brothers in the GAFA