Friday, August 26, 2011
Fun with 1st Battalion....
Sorry... been a long time. I made it to Afghanistan back in July of 2009, and assumed it would be yet another typical deployment. I was way wrong. Instead, I was attached to the US Army 1st Battalion out of Fort Bragg, and supported them as the only AF member of their team. I did some amazing and insane things I never thought I'd ever do, and those guys kept my ass alive. I gained more respect for the Army during my time with them, purposely rejecting a typical 'Joint' medal offered up so that I could get the Army Commendation instead. I'm more proud of that green ribbon on my uniform than anything else.
Of course, now I'm not wearing a uniform. At least for the next three years. I just PCS'd to Brussels Belgium with my wife and children. After leaving Afghanistan I headed back to Omaha, only to PCS to Monterey California for 8 months to learn French. I left Monterey in May of this year, and we've been living in Belgium since then.
Can't wait to share the details of the job. Just know that it's the best job I'll ever have.
So, back on the blog after 2 years. What can I say.... I was busy.
Good to be back. Can't wait to share the stuff I've done so far out here. Bastogne Memorial, Paris Air Show, WWII reunions... living the dream.