Saturday, November 19, 2005

In From the Cold

I've just arrived back at Al Qa'im after 11 days in the field with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment (F/2/1). The operation I covered with them was called "Steel Curtain". This operation was aimed at eliminating insurgents and their infrastructures in several key towns, starting at the Syrian border and moving west along the Euphrates River Valley. The fighting was intense and bloody. I'm beat. Tomorrow is Sunday and it will definitely be a day of rest for me. As soon as I can recharge myself, my digital camera and get back to my studio at Camp Fallujah I will post imagery, both photos and art. By that time hopefully I'll have processed the experience enough to give you a cogent account of what occured.

7 comments:

Carol said...

So glad to hear you are back safe...I've been following your blog since you started posting. Haven't decided whether I like your art or your writing more since both are equally interesting (LOL)...good stuff. Stay well, GySgt!!

Carol

Bob said...

Outstanding! Good to hear you're back.

Sandy G said...

Happy to hear you are back and able to rest a bit. Looking forward to hearing about the trip.

vmijpp said...

gysgt: greetings from the IMA Det. we raised a glass to you last night, and to ltcol crowley and ltcol covert too. looking forward to seeing and hearing about your trip. keep your head down.

evil clown

whit said...

welcome back.

Sandy G said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,

We just found your blog after seeing the Penn Stater article about you. Wow, your life has changed since we last talked! Glad to hear you're safe. We'll follow up with more personal e-mails to you. But wanted to wish you a safe Thanksgiving - we're thinking about you.

Love - Kristin & Peter (yes it's us! and we're still in Chicago)