Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Disturbing Debris

I just returned from a little road trip to the International Airport, which everyone here refers to as BIAP (pronounced Buy-Yap). Sather Air Base is located on the far (Western) side of the air port, and, I have to admit, it was good to be back on AF territory again. Anyway, it’s only about 25-30 minutes away, all the way through “secure” territory.

The trip is always an adventure because of the state of the roads. Although you have to travel both paved and dirt roads, sometimes you cannot tell the difference. About 10 minutes into the return trip I saw some junk in the road. We slowed down and it was the armored turret from a Humvee, and a mangled Humvee door. I don’t know what had happened in the hour between when we’d passed this point going in the opposite direction, but it was a poignant moment for all of us.


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