Tough Guys Don’t Journal

Sniper Team Selections

5 July 2005 Last night was slow, not much went on. The PL had me roll with him so I can handle things while he is busy with other stuff. The PL and PSG finally turned in the names for the sniper team for review. BAM I’m on the list. I’m pumped and can’t wait […]

Happy 4th of July

Hidden Weapons and Fireworks

4 July 2005 Happy 4th of July!   We had a battalion mission yesterday and Charlie Company was the main effort. Then entire target area was cordoned off and we went house to house searching for insurgents and weapons. In our 3rd platoon objective we found a several things. Everything from stripped car batteries for […]

Letters from Home

24 July 2005

“It was good to hear your voice last Sunday! Took M**** to the airport and stopped by Bass Pro to price metal detectors for the unit. Cocoa is beginning to show her age more & more – getting more gray too! I’m only taking her for a short walk right before I walk with J*** […]

Rockets, IEDs, and Small Arms Fire

Finding the balance

2 July 2005 This morning was full of events. A rocket was fired 100m from our dismounts. They ran away from the location it was fired from. We had to drive around to get near it. As we were chasing them they fired at us with Ak’s. They quickly disappeared into the crowded market. In […]