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Monday, December 05, 2005

Time Magazine - The View From the Front Lines

In the seven full months that Noah was in Iraq we had many telephone and IM conversations about things happening there, and of course, we spoke about his experiences while he was home on leave and a little since he was wounded. Some of the things he has mentioned raised the hair on the back of my neck, while some worried me, some made me sad. He didn't particularly want to discuss the every day happenings. He (and our other Guys) say, "it's not so bad lately" or "nah, not bad, mom" even when there are reports on the news about heavy activity in their AO. We (the parents) just accept that there are some things they can't talk about and some things they aren't inclined to talk about. Can't. Won't. They often say, "You don't wanna know, Ma." (Well, yes, I do... but that's a whole 'nother story.)
Earlier this week Noah called and told me to pick up the December 5 issue of Time Magazine (it's the Special Issue: The Year in Medicine issue). There's a story starting on p.42 ("Symptoms of Withdrawal") but on p.44 there is a box story on 2/69AR A Co. -- and Noah's 3rd (Blue) Platoon, " The View From the Front Lines". The article also talks about the attack on August 23 in which Noah was injured...

And there's a picture of a soldier in the outpost they call "Hotel" -- which is the building Noah was in when he was wounded...

I'm hardly a fan of Time magazine (and even less a fan of the story's author for that matter who IMO has been blatantly anti-American from Day One of the conflict.) Nevertheless, it is an interesting report on the situation and nice to see that Our Guys are getting a little acknowledgement for the contributions they make... even if it does make the hair on the neck stand on end! A big HOOAH to A Co., 2/69AR.
(And, no... no word yet from the Guys...
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At 12/06/2005 6:51 PM , Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Thanks for the tip, I normally don't read Time, but I'll check it out now.

At 12/07/2005 6:45 AM , Blogger yankeemom said...

Wow! Time Magazine, huh! A rare and special moment.
Yes, no news is good news! No news is good news. No news is good news.
And the prayers forthe guys are already on their way ~

At 12/07/2005 9:57 AM , Blogger Maggie Goff said...

As always, The Guys are in my prayers. And of course, you and Noah. If you're ever down Bisbee way, please email and I'll take you around.


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