In late 2007, my team mate and I were attached to an ODA team from 3rd group. The mission was to drive south into the Tagab valley that the French were in charge of. It would take us a day to get there and at least a week in the valley itself.
From the way we loaded out the truck, it was going to be one hell of a week. So we began to get to know the team guys and get schooled up on how they expected us to fit into the team. I was pretty glad to learn a few things from the pros.
As a little bit of back story, this was my first deployment. I was all of twenty years old. At this point I had run a handful of IEDs and been involved in some IED strikes. but had never been in actual contact.
So we make it to the valley and take up a blocking position for another ODA team that had started a mission on the other side of the river. Pretty uneventful. Got to watch a few JDAMs drop but that’s about it.
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Bravo2three8fivei just now saw this comment. since your said its your board, i know who you are. i have two bad ass pics of you firing the carl gustav. you can see the shock wave and dust from it all
Great article, wish I was there... Oh wait I was! Great memories. Ps. I'm pretty sure my board is copyrighted!
What are the standards for your life exactly? bravery? no surrender? Curious?
@notdrakebell Sidenote: "Generation Kill" is such a good show!
Great story glad it ended well for you and your teamates! Thanks for your service.