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The good news: Quincy called this morning! :)

The bad news: I was in the shower at the time. :(

He's in Kuwait, he's safe, and he said it's not as bad as he thought it would be. From here it's Bagdhad for a few days, then off to his ultimate assignment, Tall 'Afar.

He said he might be able to call me before he leaves Kuwait, so I'm glued to my phone today.

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esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oh that was a promise I made long ago - a physical letter every day, although I may also send it via e-mail if that's easier for him to access. Plus all the crap I'm going to send him once I get his stupid APO address.
galtine1
Mar. 15th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC)
Hugs.

I'm sure that we are all going to become experts about Tall 'Afar in the next few months. And from the quick Google I did...looks like it is safer than other cities at the moment.
esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
I was happy that I'd never heard of it.
darrelx
Mar. 15th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Tall 'Afar is an airbase near Mosul, about 35 miles from the Border to Syria.

My guess is that we are beefing up that area to help stem the flow of insurgent fighters coming out of Syria, thus helping to stablize the security of Iraq.

Basically, it's an immigration problem (not unfamiliar to us San Diegans), except that the aliens going into Iraq are bringing guns, mortars, and other explosives with them.

For the most part, the insurgents are going to stay as far away from Tall 'Afar as possible... but they do try to blend in with the natives in Mosul on their way deeper into Iraq.

Please tell us everything Quincy lets you know about the situation over there... first-hand reporting will probably be much better than what most of the media is telling us.
esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
All good news. From what we can tell he's going to be working with Iraqi police, both training and going on patrol with them, so this is all good news to hear. Thanks!
amicable_keith
Mar. 15th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Aww :(
esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
It's ok, it's just gonna be a looooooooooong 6 months.
amicable_keith
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
wow...
phreespirit
Mar. 15th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Looks like you had better invest in a shower-proof cell phone!
esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
I know!
mikhalmc
Mar. 15th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
Do you have an address for care packages?
esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
Not yet, no. Info will be forthcoming.
mike14780
Mar. 15th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
that is good news... six months will go quickly...hopefully.
esprix
Mar. 15th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
Five and a half, actually. :D
boywhocantsayno
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Hang in there... you and he are in my thoughts.

{{{HUGS}}}
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