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Friday, February 02, 2007

Safe in Fallujah

Hey there. Just got into Camp Fallujah last night. We flew into an airbase called TQ which is west of the city and stayed there Thursday night. We then took a convoy Friday night through the city and arrived here late. The convoy was pretty crazy, about 30 7-ton trucks, up-armored with machine gun turrets. The unit we are relieving provided the convoy, so you know they were at their best, since if we didn't make it, they weren't getting relieved. I didn't get too much of a chance to see the city as we drove through, but the times I was able to poke my head out it looked like Tiajuana, only deserted because of the curfew. We weren't allowed to poke our head out because apparently there are about one or two pretty good sharpshooters that have been giving them problems in the area. One thing I can comment on though was the smell....BAD. Anyway, I'm now in Camp Fallujah safe. We should be here for about 5 days, then we are going to be moving into our base camp.


  1. Glad everything is going well for lack of a better term.Where will your base camp be? Keep the posts coming when you can so we know you are ok. Stay safe.

  2. Mom says "Don't poke your head out!"

  3. Yeah Jake, you may be away at war, but she's right!! Moms...you gotta love 'em ! Stay safe.

  4. You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. God bless, brother.