Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas day over

Christmas day was an ordinary day. Worked as usual. An excellent meal was served up in the chow hall. We had prime rib, dressing, and an excellent shrimp salad with crabmeat.

They served up cans of egg nog, and I drank several glasses. I was thinking about how nice it would be to have some Claxton fruit cake, and they gave me one! I went back to the Rec Hall and ate a whole pound of fruit cake!

Friday, December 22, 2006

One week at Talafar

Been here for a week. Place is all right in many respects. Just wish that I had more to do. I miss the work at my previous base. I had a good thing going at Al Asad. Rode my bikes all over the place. We had a decent Masonic Square and Compasses club.

Talafar has a good chow hall, decent rec hall. I do not have cable TV in my trailer. But I will install the satellite dish later on, and then I can see AFN and some other English language TV shows.

I already reserved the classroom at the chow hall for 1200 wednesdays for the S&C club.

I set up the Rec Hall for the 1st/3rd Saturdays at 7:00pm for the S&C club.

We may just make it a go after all.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New assignment.

I have a new assignment. It is at Talafar, Iraq. I am Forward Operating Base Sykes. It is a small base, smaller than I have been posted at.

I will be here until August 2007.

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Charles E. Martin
APO AE 09351