Author Archives: Rod

End of the line

This is coming a few days later than I had hoped. Sorry. I’ve been dealing with strep throat since the night I got back. Not exactly the kind of homecoming with Mandy I had been hoping for, but nevertheless I … Continue reading

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Almost done……3908.65 miles to go

Without going into specific dates for opsec reasons, this will be my last post from Iraq. I couldn’t be happier. I’ll probably try to make one more post from Kuwait before I get home for good, but the dangerous part … Continue reading

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Iraqi summers, not a big fan…….4013.51

So I tried to go outside for a while to take on one of my soldiers in some basketball (yes, I put a ton of sunscreen on my bald noggin). It was a breezy 125 today when we went at … Continue reading

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4140.32 miles to go and not much time left!

Which means we probably won’t get down to zero by the time I get back.  That’s ok.  I’ve had fun doing this.  Managed to get in somewhat decent shape, and drop some weight.  Still have about twenty pounds to go, … Continue reading

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Hitting the home stretch…..4235.86 miles to go

Well, I’m past the three-quarters mark now.  It’s been a good while since I’ve posted anything.  It’s been an absolute whirlwind since I got back.  I’m just now getting caught up with everything.  Every time I think I’m about to … Continue reading

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Glad for the break…..4560.13 miles to go

Well, I’m back for two weeks.  It’s feels exactly like I thought it would.  I’m so happy to see my wife again and to not have to worry about anything being fired at the hotel while I’m trying to sleep.  … Continue reading

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Eight months down……4686.25 miles to go

Today is the last day of my eighth month over here.  And right now I am ready to smash my computer because my original of this post for some reason only posted the first sentence.  From now on I suppose … Continue reading

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