Sunday, June 29, 2008


When living at Basrah COB (Contingency Operating Base) one sleeps in a "Stonehenge". The Brits took so much rocket fire at this base, even the beds are surrounded by brick and steel and sandbags... And yeah, it can be disconcerting to sit up in the middle of the night and whack your head against a steel plate...

And, yes, I did go around quoting This is Spinal Tap.


Blogger LT Nixon said...

Where the demons dwell! Where the banchees live and they do it well!

1:29 AM  
Blogger LT Nixon said...

I heard about those, and I sure wish I had one in the IZ.

1:29 AM  
Blogger David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 06/30/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Major John said...

Hye, I'll be moving up to the IZ when I get back - since Sadr City got the IA clean out, I rather thought I could leave the Stonehenge goodbye...

9:33 AM  
Blogger LT Nixon said...

Yeah, it was calm when I left in late May. You should be good, sir.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

So you just slept through attacks?

(with a british accent) "Do you think they could quiet down just a triffle? That would be most appreciated. One is trying to sleep don't you know."

5:49 PM  
Blogger Citizen Deux said...

Yes - but this one goes to eleven...

1:39 PM  
Anonymous I'm a veteran said...

Hope it’s not very hot when sleeping in a Stonehenge.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Daniel Bennett said...

Could I ask permission to re-use a couple of these photos on my blog? Will attribute and link back of course. You can let me now in the comments here. Thanks.

10:49 AM  

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