The latest from LTC Bob.
At least one correspondent out there asked about our recent “honored guest”…
We didn’t see him here, although he put in an appearance down in the IZ (the old “Green Zone”).
On the way in from Kuwait, he was also at MND-SE (Basra) where LTC Al Mategrano is working. Al is supposed to be up here running our Ops Section, but is on “TDY” in Basra on another mission.
Anyway, he got in on the Big Visit, and also received…yes, a Senator Obama Coin for Excellence. (ed. note: A what? This, maybe? Later That Same Day Update: That’s NOT the coin)
Larger version here.
That’s Al just to the Senator’s left. The big machine they’re standing in front of is a Buffalo, one of our engineer route clearance vehicles. The cage is defense against RPGs, the big arm has a spork on it to interrogate IEDs. Some other stuff on there as well…