2007-02-05 08:37:42 ET

I still live.

Should have been out of Iraq a few days ago.

But -- two more got killed, and I was kept because our command sergeant major wants "his team" to do it. Its slightly odd because one of the guys was from the new unit who just came in (not even a week here) and then the other guy was from an engineering battalion that was attached to us.

The thing that slightly has ticked me off about the entire thing is that the chaplain assistant who is here to take my spot isn't doing crap to help me with the memorial. Which -- doesn't really hurt me -- it'll end up hurting him down the line when he won't have a clue where to go or what to do. He was prior infantry and just re-classed to Chaplain Assistant due to a foot/ankle injury he got from an IED about a year or so ago. So, regardless of him being in the Army eight years -- he's a poor assistant.

Anyways -- it is almost over. Pray for great weather. No clouds. No rain. I want sun!

Hope life is treating you all well.

Stay safe.

2007-02-05 08:44:59 ET

come home safe.

2007-02-05 10:13:27 ET

2007-02-05 11:20:03 ET

damnit, i was supposed to read that you were back home.

2007-02-05 15:22:37 ET

So how long does that put off your return?

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