Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hello From Zabul... or Zabol

I am now out in Zabul Province. I'm here temporarily to check on construction projects in the area. I flew to a remote FOB before getting to my current location. That was an interesting couple of days. Thanks Taliban! The FOB I was flying to, was under attack (as usual for this place). Therefore, the bird I was on went to another FOB first, to drop off some supplies and mail until my destination cooled down. I'm not sure why there was a guy in a bunny suit on the LZ at the other FOB... but here's the proof.

I eventually made it to the remote FOB and we were only under "slight attack" (said a Sergeant) as we landed and unloaded the bird. It was like that for the 2 days I was there. Incoming mortars make a funny sound as they fly over your head. The sound of the impact isn't quite as humorous.

Comments on "Hello From Zabul... or Zabol"


Blogger Charlie Reuben said ... (10:37 AM) : 

A mortar, mortars, mortars, is that all you ever think about? Just think of all the great travel opportunities you've got. How lucky can one soldier get? LOL


Blogger Mark said ... (2:13 PM) : 

seriously this isn't 3 hots and a cot. get back to work. i'm flying around up there in a few days.. wanna tag along? and the dude in the bunny suit is freaking out turner as bad as the monkeys.


Blogger Barb said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Mortars, rockets - it's all part of the excitement, right? Or not.
Funny how much busier the incoming gets during Ramadan.


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