Wednesday, August 11, 2010
5:45 AM Fast Wake-Up!
Got a wake-up phone call this morning! I was just ecstatic to hear that sweet guy's voice again! THIS time I handed the phone to his dad who was home!!!! There was only one other guy there to talk on the satellite phone. Justin got to talk for almost 25 minutes with only one drop...but he called back immediately.
Justin said it was quiet.....the first day of Ramadan.
As they were talking, a very large herd of goats went by, and Justin commented the man must be wealthy.
He has been eating a variety of the foods and fruits from the area. So he will have a colorful life experience in many ways from this deployment. He enjoys getting to feed and water and pet the donkeys....and of course loves having the company of a dawg!
Bandit is their black lab bomb-sniffing doggie.
Here is one photo - courtesy of Bill Ardolino a reporter with the Long War Journal who was embedded with the 1/2 for a brief time. This is actually a photo of some members of Justin's platoon. No telling who they are. In full gear, it is impossible to identify them. I like to think maybe one of them is Justin. :-)
Time is winding down for this deployment. Thank you all for continuing to pray for Justin and all of his battalion as they finish this long scorching stay in Afghanistan.
They are not done YET!... but they can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
God Bless them, and GOD BLESS YOU!!!!