Thursday, March 02, 2006

I Think This Area Is Zoned Retail...




Village of Saydan, Kapisa Province side of the Panjshir River. I loved watching the area slowly grow with more and more things became available to buy. I think the local folks kind of liked seeing us rumbling through every once in a while - at least judging from the smiles and waves...

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Afghani army rolled down my street, I think I'd smile and wave too....

9:01 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

We weren't the Afghan National Army. And we were not in tactical vehicles either. There were other places that weren't so friendly - so I don't think we intimidated anyone in white pickup trucks...

When I was on patrols with the 3/116th Infantry, maybe.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Iago said...

I always thought of us as (generally speaking) entertainment to the locals. After all, nobody has TV there so people just liked to see what we were doing. Kind of like having American Idol (or the Simpsons - depending on your point of view) roll through your town.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

I suspect we were more Simpsons than Idol...

1:14 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

What is up with all of the white trucks!
My buddy is in the sandbox, and he is tired of hearing "They went that way in a white truck." Like they are gonna find that guy; like trying to pick up a grain of sand!

7:57 PM  
Blogger nbn said...

Guess what? I've been to their homes and villages......some got sattelite dish...TV? of course...

8:03 AM  

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