I just wanted to let everyone know that I am back from Anaconda. I got back yesterday afternoon. I will send out and email about everything that happened on the mission tomorrow. Right now I want to clear up something about the drivers that were killed. They were not off base by accident or because they were out for a joy ride. They were headed back down to Kuwait to go home on R&R. They were sent this way. I am not sure if they were in a convoy or not. Many times I have seen safety guys out in SUV’s and no escort. This is just something that happens. Most of the time the SUV’s are in escorted convoys. They are big targets though. The terrorist target them because they think they are someone important. Our civilian convoys are getting hit more often now. Ever since they captured Saddam, it has gotten worse for us here. A convoy everyday is hit with IED’s, mortar rounds or something. It is not going to get better real soon. It is really going to get worse before it gets better. The weather is getting better and hotter and that means more activity. And with the rotation of troupes going on over here, there are more convoys on the roads to be hit. The guys in the SUV did nothing wrong. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. I hope you can understand that.
With that said, I am going to bed. I have some good news before I go though….. I am now a CC. I CC ed the mission back down from Anaconda to Kuwait. Like I said, I will send out and email tomorrow about it all. It was interesting. But for now, night, night to all. Be safe out there and…………..