Veterans Month 2005
�“Hello everyone at NS, thought I’d drop you a line to let ya’ll know that everything’s going all right over here in the land of heat, sand and watching your back. We had a mission to go to Al Dihock 290 miles north of Al Taji where I’m stationed. Al Taji is about seven miles northeast of Baghdad, so it gives you an idea where I am.
Al Dihoch is close to Turkey and is Kurdish Country. I drove a wrecker and was maintenance backup for the vehicles. I was at the tail end of the convoy and had a gun truck behind me for protection. We went through Tikrit and Mousuel at night. It’s safer -- believe me. Most of our missions are run at night for safety’s sake. It took 12 hours.
P.S. Not many Railroads over here.”