Monday, October 6, 2008

1 Month down!

It's our Anniversary tomorrow- 1 month in Iraq for Robert. 1 month and still no pictures. So instead I am posting a picture of the new cool flag they wear on their uniform. It is infrared, so that they can be identified by American's from afar as an American. Just a note, in case you didn't know: it's not backwards. It is the sign of riding into battle with the flag flowing in the wind. It is a sign that they are at war- something that many American's forget.
The month started out rough for Robert as he had a growth that was causing him great discomfort with his uniform and all that wonderful gear on, so he had to have it removed. Within two days he started feeling much better and has been good since. He sits in a box most days for 14-15 hours, but will be moving out soon to do more inspection type work and then really move. Right now he is in the middle of the Green Zone, but he will be moving to one of the camps on the outskirts of the town of Baghdad.
1 month down, 3 more to go.


Holly said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I hope the others go by quickly. It is very interesting about the flag - you learn something new every day! The green zone sounds nice - not that it would be fun to sit in a box for 15 hours but better then moving too close to Baghdad... I'm thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

It is interesting picture. don't remember dad's flag facing that way but he was just a civilian with a card that said don't shot at me. Glad Rob is feeling better. Most of the country has forgot that we are at war, you are right. Mom

Rob said...

I don't know if I like you sharing so many things on this blog of yours, but I guess I have to put up with it. :) Baghdad is huge - the green zone, or International zone (IZ) where I am right now is in Baghdad and so is camp Victory, where I will be moving. I liked how you shared the story behind our flag.

Love, Rob