Friday, July 30, 2010

I love Jesus

This past week I finally got the chance to walk down one of the streets of Mazar-e-Shariff. I was one of the few that was able to get out of the trucks because we had to leave our drivers and gunners in the vehicles as security. I attracted a big group of kids as I was talking, shaking hands, and occasionally giving out small pieces of candy or snacks that I had in my pockets. As I was walking down the street at our first stop I noticed the kid pictured next to me wearing the "I Love Jesus" hat. I got a good laugh at seeing that his hat. Fortunately one of the guys with me had a camera handy to take this picture. I'm hoping that in the future we will get the opportunity to do more meet and greets with some of the locals outside the wire, I fear though that may have been a one timre occurance. Meeting people is not part of our mission here, and I am unable to tell if our commander will ever want to do any more of those in the future.


Bag Blog said...

I just dropped by from You have a nice blog going - I hope you keep it up. There are lots of us bloggers who like to read milblogs and support our soldiers anyway we can. I have been a Soldiers' Angel, although I do not currently have a soldier - it sounds like you are getting plenty of support :) But if you do need anything, let me know.

The Jesus hat was pretty funny. I bet whoever gave it out had a good laugh.

Stay safe.

Pamela Lin Thompson said...

My Son is also in Afg. he's with the KS. National Guard, they are down south building housing and he's doing wiring. He's from MN. as well. We lived in Chaska MN. for 13 years. I loved reading your blog and so appreciate you work and your writing to share what you have done and learned why deployed. Many blessings for you and your fellow soldiers.

AirmanMom said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Like BagBlog I happened upon your blog thanks to milblogs. I'll return to read your words again soon.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service.

Ann said...

Found your blog thanks to twitter and the folks from the Brothers At War movie! I volunteer for Operation Gratitude -- have you ever received an OpGrat care package? We'd be honored to send you -- and all of the OMLT 47 -- individual care packages! You can sign up at our website:

THANK YOU for your service!