Monthly Archives: June 2003

Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 34 – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – 2003

Plan is to take over the post office by 1 JUL 03.  The problem with that plan is we’re losing most of the people.  We lost Alvarez way back before we were even at McCoy for a month, Phann we

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 33 – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – 2003

I learned the shocking news today. Fitzgibbon, Sanchez, and Mabugat were to be placed in a seaport base to support postal operations there. That left us with a total of 2 people qualified for Finance work, and 5 for operations,

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 32 – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – 2003

I’ve been here for only 5 days, 3 days total in Camp Arifjan, and I hate this place already. I hate everything about it, the humidity and the heat just about says it all. On top of that we got

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 31 – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – 2003

Am I really in Kuwait? It’s still very sureal to me. I just came to the realization today. What am I doing here? It’s hot, 117 degrees in the afternoon. During the night it drops to a comfortable 100, 95

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 30 – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait – 2003

THE DAY. My gosh, this was one of the most exciting days of my life. I was so nervous, anxious, scared of everything. We went to have our final good breakfast, and proceeded back to the barracks. We were picked

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 29 – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin – 2003

One of the busier days.  We finalized everything, including paletizing more stuff to get mailed with us, and our personal gear.  We went to the PX one more time and the post office, too, just to make sure.  The hardest

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 28 – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin – 2003

Only 2 more days till the Friday flight.  So we were given some part of the morning to pack.  Most of the time we were supposed to be doing something, we finished early, so we went on packing.  Like this

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 27 – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin – 2003

OK, so this day was more of a sure thing.  We weren’t leaving on Tuesday, but rather Friday.  This was pretty cool news for me.  I couldn’t wait to tell everyone.  I was so sure about this.  I made sure

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 26 – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin – 2003

This was the big day for all of us.  We found out that we’re leaving next Tuesday, the 17th.  It was still only a matter of possibility, but overall false hope was better than no hope.  People would kill for

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Iraq War – Operation Iraqi Freedom War 25 – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin – 2003

Nothing much today, just a lot of bullshit stuff again.  It was Sunday, and we had nowhere to go, so we stuck around.  Yesterday I think we went out, but I’m not really sure what we did.

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