13Feb05. Ray was a good guy and a close friend.
That was before my time. I arrived in country December '05.
Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
I asked wondering if you knew Ray Rangel, an USAF firefighter KIA in Iraq.
No, I didn't. When was he killed?
By the way, that USMC ended in 1996. Still a Marine (once, always, etc) of course, but it's been forever since I wore the uniform. I'm an overpaid civilian contractor now.
How much longer until you get back home again?
I keep noticing that you are the only one saying much when it's afternoon here and then I remember your less than desirable location.
My next vacation is October into November. As for home for good...hmm...good question. I came over here in late 2005 on a one year plan.
If plans fall into place right, I'll be visiting Oz early next year.
The Team at the appalachiantrailcafe.net wish you a Happy Birthday!
Do I have to thank you for all five of them? Is it one for each completed decade? :p
Boy, that car is VERY green!
Dragon Green Metallic, is what Chevy calls it. When I first saw it I loved it, then I thought, "I'm almost 50 years old. I can't drive a car like that." Then later I thought, "I'm almost 50 years old, and go**amnit I can drive anything I want!" So I went for it.
Happy Birthday Marine!!!
And to you, albeit belatedly. Semper Fi!