Earning the Task Force LaFayette Patch

Me and a French Colonel, at a “patch ceremony,” celebrating our team being presented with combat patches from French Task Force La Fayette. Look closely, and you’ll see the French flag on my right arm, under the American flag.
Me and a French Colonel, at a “patch ceremony,” celebrating our team being presented with combat patches from French Task Force La Fayette. Look closely, and you’ll see the French flag on my right arm, under the American flag.

I’ve been having lots of website problems lately … making me re-evaluate the value of MobileMe (Apple’s do-it-yourself website hosting service.) I use Apple’s iWeb to design the site, so it is pretty easy. But, once there is a glitch, it’s like I need a degree in astro-physics-rocket-science theory to fix it.

So, I’m unable to post regularly, simply because my computer won’t let me. For now, I’ll keep typing blog posts, and hope that you’ll be able to see them once I’m finally able to fix this Apple bug.

Anyway, our French friends presented us with combat patches a few days ago. In the Air Force, we call them “morale” patches, but the Army usually allows Soldiers who have been in combat to wear a patch representing the unit they fought with on their right shoulder. We were presented with patches to wear on our right shoulder, identifying us as a force that supports French Task Force La Fayette.

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