Saturday, December 23, 2006

MORTAR!

This one hit pretty close to us an undisclosed amount of time ago. (Well, I wouldn't like to give them targeting info. now would I?) This is the view from my window, about ten seconds after the very unmistakable boom. This is in the IZ, and not uncommon.

I don't mean to over-inflate this. As always, there are Coalition soldiers on other FOBs and bases that get a hell of a lot more than this, in a smaller area. But this is no less lethal. Had I been walking in that vicinity, or driving by when this thing went off. Odds are good I would be in Landstuhl Germany right now, (at best), and not blogging on this - my Eddie Award winning blogsite. Thanks Dirk! (I'm having difficulty getting the code to stick - the Editor stalls out in the "saving" process).

3 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I'm so glad you are ok.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Kat said...

Dude...glad you (and, I'm presuming, everyone else?) are alright!!!

Oh, and...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! Thanks for all you do for our country. We appreciate you and are proud of you...thanks for giving and preserving the greatest gift of all -- FREEDOM.

((((hugs)))

Pepper said...

I am so glad you were out there. Be safe.