I requested a situation status on Forward Operating Base Wilson. This is what I received today. I want everyone to know what our men and women in the war zone are facing. The report is as follows:
Wilson continues to get mortared; rocketed almost daily. Yesterday a rocket hit a tent but fortunately no one was inside while it burt to the ground. Howz-e-Madad where the 3 civilian contractors died from a rocket attack two weeks ago; which is 5 clicks from Wilson also continues under heavy attack daily. The 101st is strong in those parts & now that the elections are over (yesterday) we might see the major offensive we’ve all been waiting for sooner rather than later.
A rocket hit Kandahar Air Base the day before I arrived; went thru 6 living containers where I live–by the grace of God, it didn’t explode nor were there anyone inside any of the containers. That attack happened on the last day of EID—the 3 day celebratory period after Ramamdan.
So–Ramadan is over; EID is over; the elelctions are over–I would suspect it will all begin soon.
Christmas for the Troops has begun. These men and women are in a living hell. I want to let them know that we support them. They are our children, brothers and sisters and our mom’s and dads. I was in the military many years ago. I never went to war. But I can tell you what a package from home means. Let’s start getting our stuff together. Drop-off locations will be given in the next couple of weeks. We can use cash donations to pay for the postage. Thank you for your consideration on this endeavor.
I am proud of our military and God Bless their dedication to our nation.