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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

News From Bumfuckistan

I hadn't mentioned this before, and I'm not exactly sure why, but I have a nephew who is currently stationed in Afghanistan.
He has been there several months - at his own behest. He has been a voluntary employee of Uncle Sam for quite a few years, formerly in the Army, and most recently in the Army Reserves.
He requested an overseas stint as a career move, and has already requested another when this one is up in another couple weeks.

We got news last week that his company had been in a firefight and a couple of his buds had ended up being treated for some minor wounds. He also ended up being treated for smoke inhalation and what they at first thought was a broken arm. Turns out, it was quite a bad bruise, but no break. And no bullet holes.

So like I said, his current stint is almost up, but we of course, won't totally relax until he is back.

In the meantime 'J', keep low. And thanks.


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Young people like to be where the action is. Older ones like me, want to be where it isn't. But I can only enjoy that tranquility because the younger bunch is out there keeping the rag heads occupied and off our asses here at home.

curmudgeon said...

Exactly.

Linda Ray said...

He has utmost my respect and gratitude.

curmudgeon said...

Thanks doll!

Anonymous said...

J?

curmudgeon said...

Yeah, you know who he is.

Jean said...

My sincere thanks for his service.
And, thanks also that he was not seriously injured.

curmudgeon said...

It was a bit nerve wracking for his folks to get a call in the middle of the night.

SK said...

Pass my thanks on to J as well. If he or his buds ever need mail, you know where to find me. BTW those crocheted things go over reallly well in soldier boxes. I hear they're quite the conversation starter! lol

curmudgeon said...

Ugh. I'm sure they would be!