Happy Thanksgiving all! I hope everyone is enjoying their thanksgiving
> The med platoon (or as we call ourselves Pain Killers) is doing well and
> morale is high considering where we are. For the most part we are living
> well and are eating well (for some of us too well!). It is hard to
> but we have already been here for 11 weeks, so time is flying...somewhat.
> This is the time I am supposed to write something deep and memorial
> about thanksgiving in Iraq, but to be honest I always considered myself at
> most a deep puddle...I would however like to thank every who have sent
> packages .
> Anc Clarkson our Battalion Surgeon is doing the rest of the pain killers a
> favor by making some of those brownies disappear). There our two groups I
> would like to let everyone to know in particular their contributions. The
> 1st group is our Adopt a Platoon sponsors Martains Point. They have
> sent several amazing packages (ONE INCLUDING AN OLD SCHOOL SEGA, SIMPLY
> AWESOME!) and have continued to be great supporters of us. They are led by
> Melissa Strader, and Nicholea Appleton, again from the Pain Killers THANK
> YOU! The second group is Meg's 4th Grade class. My medics have been real
> lucky to talk to her class via Meg's cell phone since we have been here.
> This has been a real thrill for my guys to be able to talk to her class
> SPC Wilcox was upset that he was busy and unable to talk to the class this
> time around (Damn war is taking up all are free time!). Today (on
> Thanksgiving) we received an awesome banner from Meg's 4th grade class
> is hanging in our office as I write this. When anybody shows up to
> they will see our Pain Killer Banner. Again I would like to thank everyone
> and wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving.
> I have attached some pictures that I have taken over here in the last
> of months.
> The First picture is The New England Cheerleaders on an Up armored vehicle
> (this is for Uncle Scott, Johnny Freedom, and Martain's Point Pat fans,
> The Second picture is SGT Crauder, SPC Wilcox, SPC Marr, and PFC Dupree
> behind our Pain Killer Banner.
> The Third picture is SFC V, myself, and SSG Roberts behind the Pain Killer
> The Fourth picture is a picture of Kirkuk City from an Iraqi Police
> roof top
> The Fifth picture is Myself with two Mortar men right after an Iraqi
> station opening.
> The Sixth picture is Myself, SSG Roberts, SGT Hall, SFC V, PFC Bailey, and
> PV2 Jinwright during one of all BBQ