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Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Heat.........??

I was going to complain about how hot it is, then I realized that:
1.) It isn't 109+ degrees; 
2.) I'm not 5,700 miles from home; 
3.) I'm not dressed in a BDU and helmet and carrying 70+ lbs of gear and 
4.) There is very little chance that anyone will shoot at me or that I might drive over a bomb in the road today! Thanks to all who serve. 
 (copied from a facebook post)


  1. Son's first time over, they spent several months in a region where the average daily high was somewhere between 120-130. I cannot imagine just that, let alone in armor and all the other gear.

  2. I found a couple of e-mails from that time: basic load- not counting helmet and rifle- ran about 90 pounds. Add Kevlar and M4 and anything else you needed...


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