July 21, 2008

One year anniversary

My soldiers and I will always remember the 21st of July because it was the time we came the closest to taking casualties from coordinated IED strikes. We were lucky, our vehicles withstood the blasts and no one was seriously injured. No question about it, the good folks at AM General who manufactured our trucks (and all the upgrades) did a magnificent job. Given the type of devices, placement of the IEDs, and their proximity to us, it is a miracle we were not hurt or our HMMWVs damaged- and "miracle" is not a term I use lightly. You do not have to convince me of the existence of God.

Posted by LMC at July 21, 2008 07:56 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: sdgsd at July 21, 2008 08:18 PM

No doubt the Guardian Angels were on duty that day...

Posted by: kmr at July 22, 2008 03:53 PM

During his first tour in Iraq, son SGT FastLaneFlash told me of being five meters from the explosion of a Russian-made hadji-fired mortar shell. Shrapnel, dirt, rocks, and the shockwave flew around him leaving him untouched. He described it as "being in a bubble of grace".

There are no atheist in the foxhole. All America's warriors have ceaseless uncountable prayers of thanks for them and for their safety, strength, victory, and salvation. God bless them every one, and through them, America.

Thank you for your service to God and country.

Posted by: twolaneflash at July 23, 2008 11:36 AM