Tuesday, March 21, 2006

One Year Ago Today


Last year on this day I shuffled up into the back of a C-130 at Bagram Airfield and departed Afghanistan. Two days earlier, we had a couple of 107mm rockets land inside the base and bang up a bunch of equipment. Was that any way to say goodbye?

8 Comments:

Blogger Inner Prop said...

That's funny. Sunday on the way to church I mentioned to the family that a year ago that day I had just arrived in BAF on my way out.

Maybe my days weren't exactly right, but I wonder how many of the rest of us were thinking the same thing in the last couple of days.

The anniversary of one of my favorite memories is coming up. It was when we were sitting around smoking cigars and thinking about how we were going to remember our time in the 'Stan.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

And you, Sharon and the Chaplain were mowing down the cigars faster than I could keep up.

Remember, you left before I did - once you managed to get out of Salerno that is...

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which means we are now eligible to go back - or somewhere else.

Why was Easter so early last year? I keep getting confused because it was Palm Sunday but that is still several weeks away.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Maybe we were accidentally following a gregorian Calendar?

12:45 PM  
Blogger Mighty Quinn said...

Query: Why is there a wire/string duct taped to the back of the Rocket? Is this one of those deals the bad guys aimed with sand bags?

1:31 PM  
Blogger Mighty Quinn said...

Query: Why is there a wire/string duct taped to the back of the Rocket? Is this one of those deals the bad guys aimed with sand bags?

1:34 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Yup. A little wire, a little battery, a little timer, a snadbag, bada bing, bada BOOM!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

I am surprised there is no bow.

12:04 AM  

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