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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Spoke with Nick this morning

Nick called this morning (3:45 PM Baghdad) and we spoke for about 10 minutes. He received his laptop today, but hasn't had a chance to open it yet. (FYI - It took 18 days for him to get it, but he could have been out on a mission that delayed his final receipt)

He said that they have a new Commander and that when they returned to FOB Iskan from their mission last night, they had to clean all their equipment and prepare for an inspection the next morning. They spent all night preparing for the inspection. In the morning, while some of the Sgts were doing some pre-inspections, the Post at Jurf As Sahkr came under attack. Everyone had to load up the equipment and gear to leave for the Post. A few soldiers stayed behind and Nick was one of them, so he had an opportunity to call me for a few minutes.

He has heard that a lot of troops have arrived in Kuwait, on their way to Iraq (probably Baghdad). There is now word that his unit will be relocated to Baghdad. There are rumors that he may be extended until February 2008. He has said that he is really tired and hasn't been able to get much sleep last few days. They are short handed due to casualties, injuries and soldiers on R&R.

That's all I have for the moment.

Jurf As Sahkr


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