Well I made it back to Ali al salem to head out to Balad. But after 18 hours and 2 flight cancellations I'm begining to think that Iraq doesn't want me. If I don't get to start doing my job soon I might not have to worry about PTSD, cause I'm gonna have a case of the A** or PMS. But at least they are feeding me well. Just had my first and last Kuwaitie Big & Tasty from McD's here. It was McNasty. I'll just stick to the DFAC there I can't complain cause it's free.
Sergeant Smoky gave me direct orders to take on a dangerous mission: Go to the Davidus Cigars store in Urbana, MD and get a signed picture from the June, '06 Playboy Playmate, Stephanie Larimore. Yes, it was tough duty, but by God somebody had to do it and I was just the man for the job!
Sarge had the mission planned to the last detail. Just as I got to the front of the line, my cell phone rang and it was him calling from Georgia? SC? Anyway, the guy's gotta be psychic (or is it psychotic?) So I gave the phone to Ms. Larimore and she spent about 5 minutes talking to him about.....say, ......what DID you two talk about for so long Sarge?? We may never know.
So here are the pics John. Unless you want me to send it to you, I'll keep the picture until your get back so it stays "sand free"!
Thanks for the previous post Tim. Now I would take a cold shower, if I could find anything cold over here. Any ways I FINALLY made it to Iraq. I am in Balad @ LSA Anaconda. I hop a chopper flight Tues to Ashraf. That will be my final destination for my deployment. I have found a few soliders from there that came down on a convay and they said the only smokes they get are from a Haji shop. I will have to start a cigar cell @ Ashraf. My new address is:
SGT McDaniel, John D
I will have a company area to add on when I get there, but this will get em to me. I have been told that it will take about 2 weeks to get to me.
Well I finally got time to use the computer. I can say that this company that I am attached to Stinks. I was brought over to be t truck driver and I now am pulling gaurd duty, looking at dirt, for 12 hours a day. my schedule is 7 days on 1 day off, which is when they want me to do PMCS, fill sand bags, help in the DFAC. The rest of the people that are here feel the same way. But at least I have friends out there. Also in the Haji shop they say he has good ISOMs there, I will have to investigate in the next couple of days. I might even have a fresh rotissiere dove one of these days, if I can find one big enough to call a meal. Anyways enough about me complaining, it could be worse. I could be going into areas where I get shot at. At least here I am reletivly safe. Even though I wear my 1000lb IBA. And all the bullets they gave me. So I will fill you all in later with more details. I think that next week I will be on convoy to Balad. When I find out more I will find contacts there.