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#4298143 May 01, 2011 at 01:15 AM
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So the two weeks of training that the army made me do at Fort Drum has become rather redundant. We had to go through the same training all over again once we got to Kandahar. Gonna be here a little bit longer before moving out to my company. As it stands it's harvest season, the drug industry must have it's heroine, in the next few weeks it could really get interesting once all the farmers go back to making bombs :D

Stay tuned for more from your grunt/correspondent,
Stjames
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#4300197 May 01, 2011 at 02:24 PM
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Nice article in Time about all the Afghani's shooting up because they can't sell the stuff anymore. I was amused, mostly cause they're acting like this is new info.
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#4301914 May 02, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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You're too late. Osama is dead. GG staying home to play WoW.
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#4313317 May 04, 2011 at 05:45 AM
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Now to kill all his lil friends. :D
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#4313556 May 04, 2011 at 07:18 AM
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#4313317 Stjames wrote:

Now to kill all his lil friends. :D



Wait. . .so what you're saying is that IRL when you kill a boss, his adds DON'T despawn?

WTF?!?
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#4324608 May 06, 2011 at 09:44 AM
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Nope, but it's more lewtz that way lol... I will soon be on the move again and one step closer to my guys. I read an interesting quote today. "The army does not solve it's problems... it overwhelms them." That has been the theme since my unit left. Training is never ever complete, so to try and solve this they have subjected me and several others to more training then the rest of the damn army combined in an attempt to prepare us for "going outside the wire" which have begun calling "indian country."

For those curious I'll give a brief discription of life on the fob... wake up, do pt, shower, eat, bullshit, eat, bullshit, sleep, eat bullshit, sleep. The coma between the last eat and bullshit was left out on purpose...

Gotta run
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#4325723 May 06, 2011 at 02:34 PM
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My friend is in the airforce and being sent over there sometime soon. he only says that he's going to "The desert" and that "Its a forsaken wasteland god forgot to paint."

C/D?


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#4326598 May 06, 2011 at 06:15 PM
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That sounds about right.
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#4353806 May 12, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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So I have gone out the wire to fight the good fight... We are in an area that hasn't seen a lot of long term troop exposure, so we are having to win hearts and minds with out much of a previous relationship to build on, things can never be easy. I saw kids playing with poppy bulbs, they used the stem and bulb of one pant and bulbs and a piece of stem from another two or three plants to make wheels and made little push toys. Kinda crazy to think that kids make toys out of the plants that produce 80% of the worlds heroin. I can't get to in depth about tactical stuff, but on an aside, high explosives are paying dividends here.
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#4354256 May 12, 2011 at 02:22 PM
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Don't be so dramatic, we both know we won the fight as soon as Osama took a bullet to the eye. Hearts and minds are ours at last!!!
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#4427610 May 29, 2011 at 07:40 AM
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My battalion lost a guy a few days ago and a few others are pretty banged up. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

If you are a heroine junky the poppy harvest is over and should be hitting the states in a month or two.

In other news their snipers suck... We'll leave it at that. So far we are doing good out here. Getting into the routine didn't take long and I might be moving up in the world soon and becoming a squad leader again. Times about up so I'll talk to you guys later.

Oh we "might" be getting WiFi in a few months...
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#4428433 May 29, 2011 at 01:02 PM
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sorry to hear about your guy, that sucks.

can we send you anything? care package wise?
~Pahin~
Shocrates
Oogresh
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#4429858 May 29, 2011 at 08:20 PM
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I'd be down with that too! Let us know!
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#4430096 May 29, 2011 at 09:48 PM
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Porn, smokes, and if you can sneak it, alcohol.
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#4454123 Jun 03, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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Lol... Med hit it on the head. But I'd rather not risk the booze, I'll survive.

PM for an address if you guys want. Goodies are awesome to get. Among those mentioned before, wet wipes (baby wipes) are always in demand, along with some other general hygiene stuff. We're out in the boonies without a store. I'd say hold off on chocolate until winter months, it doesn't survive the trip well during the summer.

In other news, we are the deadliest platoon in the area, I don't know if I'm allowed to say body counts over the internet though. Med you remember if that's against the rules? Had a couple Taliban kill themselves trying to set in an IED lol.
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#4456504 Jun 04, 2011 at 04:54 PM · Edited 8 years ago
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6 months. Then it's no longer relevant info.

Definitely a huge OPSEC violation within 30 days. After 60 they start to relax, depending on the mission. I almost got fried in Afghanistan after telling my parents about Mando Kandau pass a week after it happened.
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#4466483 Jun 06, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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Awww.... well then you'll just have to wait until after the deployment, cause at the rate we're going, we won't get that kind of a stretch until they take our bullets away :D
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#4474596 Jun 08, 2011 at 01:58 PM
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Quit trying to be a movie hero, I know better. Even at Tillman, it was 3 months of boring with 10 mins of insanity.

Good news though, I got Pirates in the mail from Netflix. Yes, you can get porn from Netflix. WINNING!!!
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#4481763 Jun 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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No we really do make contact everyday lol... and the porn from netflix.... I'll have to remember that
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#4540718 Jun 22, 2011 at 08:37 AM
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So... pretty much as soon as I posted that we made contact everyday we stop making contact... It's gotten pretty boring. Sorry bout the double post on the shoutbox, that happens for some reason on the shitty wifi. So as far as our platoon count goes, we are at about 18ish confirmed killed with another 20 or so possible. Pretty good numbers for only a few months. There's a bunch of Pomegranate trees here, and they'll be ripe soon, and a shit ton of grape vineyards. So we get some fresh organic fruit when we go outside the wire.
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