Assumption of Command

15 April 2005

Lia's Turn



Hmmmm. I don't have any push up business to take care of today. I guess everybody has been minding their Ps and Qs. But be careful. Push ups could happen without warning.

Ms. R reports that the class has been working on the questions I gave them. Good, I can't wait to see their answers. Plenty of push up opportunities. :)

On to the question. Lia writes:
Is it really true that no country with a Mc Donalds has attacked another country with a Mc Donalds? What exactly is a PT uniform? Have there been any bombings or other threats in your area? If so how many? Have you comunicated with any of the Iraqi people, i mean i know that you are in the middle of no where but there is a possible chance that there are other people there too? How is the tanning there? The other girls in the class said that it looked like you had a tan and they wanted me to ask you. from, lia and class

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Is it really true that no country with a Mc Donalds has attacked another country with a Mc Donalds?
What! Do you doubt me. Do you think I would tell you something that is not true. Yes its true. Nobody wants to mess with the Hamburgler. He isn't a nice guy when he is angry.
What exactly is a PT uniform?
If you look back at the picture of me doing push ups. (Don't rub it in) That is the Army PT uniform. PT stands for Physical Training. It is what we wear when we work out. It more than black shorts and Grey T-shirts. There is also a cold weather pt Jacket and pants. While in PTs you are supposed to wear running shoes and white socks.
Have there been any bombings or other threats in your area? If so how many?
We haven't had any bombings where I am at, but we did have a rocket or two sent our way. But we got those guys and they haven't been doing that anymore. The funny thing about the bad guys, is that they are really bad at firing rockets and mortars. One of the rockets we had here was a dud and didn't explode and the other one didn't land anywhere near anybody. It was real loud, but it did no harm. The Bad guys don't have too much time to try and aim, if they even have the device to aim it with. Sometime they don't even have a clue where they are firing something, kind of like a bottle rocket, but much bigger.
Have you comunicated with any of the Iraqi people, i mean i know that you are in the middle of no where but there is a possible chance that there are other people there too?
Yes I have. I got to meat an Iraqi Army General. He invited some of us from unit to have dinner with his unit. It was really neat. The General is a very proud man. He hates what went on in his country when Saddom was here. He also made sure to tell us that most of the Bad guys here in Iraq are not from Iraq. They tend to come from other places. He also looks to the future of Iraq as a strong nation that is safe for tourist to come back. There is a lot of historical places here. The people here are really good people. The Food was good too!
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We had whole roasted halves of chicken, flat bread with tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. I want to visit the general again. :)
How is the tanning there? The other girls in the class said that it looked like you had a tan and they wanted me to ask you.
Oh Good Grief! So you are blaming the other girls in class for "Forcing" you to ask that question. Maybe you should... Do Push Ups! Just kidding. I don't go tanning here. Actually I do not go tanning ever. But when I do go out, I tan quite easily. We do have a pool here but it isn't open. I bet you could get a tan or a bad burn here really quick. We make sure soldiers have sun screen (SPF 4823387859038 x Pi) the sun can beat down here real bad. If a soldier gets burned real bad and wasn't wearing his sunscreen, he has to do more than push ups. He will be in real trouble, besides hurting real bad.

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