Monday, February 09, 2004

Packing My Bags

Soon, my unit should be leaving Iraq. That will be 13 months since my unit has been in Iraq. It is really good to know that we finally have a date for going home. 90% of the soldiers will tell you that they can handle staying in Iraq for an extended period, but all they really want is a date when they'll be going home. It is alot of torture just waiting month after month after month not knowing when you will be going home. So, finally after all the empty promises, we are going home.

Last night there was an intense mortar attack. Over 10 mortars fired consecutively. That is alot of mortars being fired at once. Usually it is one or 2 and then it's over. Over the radio, they reported 2 people got wounded, but were not critically hurt.