As we all sit in our warm, comfortable and SAFE homes browsing assorted blogs while the TV blares in the background, let us not forget we are afforded such great comforts and freedom only by the great sacrifice and service of brave young men like the author of this honest and forthright letter home.
A very interesting read, a Marine’s View of what is really going on. This young man is articulate and has a flare for colorful language, and descriptive prose, Scorpions, Chiggers & Sand Fleas. It’s a great letter, a must read for every American citizen.
From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan:
From the Sand Pit
It’s freezing here. I’m sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar’yoi Pamir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.
I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I’ve actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote…
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