Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Is this it?

We were rolling past ECP 13 this morning and the largest convoy I have ever seen was lined up ready to go. Mostly muddy humvees, but also a couple of Iraqi gun trucks (with their huge Soviet machine guns) and some armored cars - there must have been 20 or 25 vehicles, all loaded for bear. This wasn't an escort group, they were going out to roll some folks up. I just waved as we went by - my way of wishing them a safe trip. A couple of the gunners knew what I meant and nodded back.

We sending another group down Irish in about 10 minutes. This time it's just three gun trucks. My guys. Like always, I called the ADOC (Area Defense Operations Center) to check the status of the route. Usually they will list any small arms fire or the infrequent IED - Irish is patrolled so heavily now days that it's really not so bad like it used to be. But today I could hear the radios squawking in the background as the exasperated ADOC controller said "Shit, Major! There's too much going on to even list. The route’s still open, but you all be careful."

They just pulled out. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the ECP and out on to Irish. I'm nervous. For love and honor I wonder if I should call them back in?


Blogger KAB said...

Did everyone get back in OK?

February 09, 2007 8:48 AM  
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February 09, 2007 9:00 AM  

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