It’s the little things …

Camp Atterbury, Indiana --  While undergoing training back in the US earlier this year, this Soldier described to us the types of rockets insurgents would be lobbing at us here in the ‘stan. His words were never so true ...
Camp Atterbury, Indiana —
While undergoing training back in the US earlier this year, this Soldier described to us the types of rockets insurgents would be lobbing at us here in the ‘stan. His words were never so true …

Getting attacked by rockets is not a little thing. But, it happens so often here at Bagram that we kind of get used to it (until we lose someone.)

At least, I thought I was used to it.

I’ve been in the ‘stan for several months now, and I’m not surprised when insurgents launch rockets at us.

But, I’ve noticed more and more, that each time it happens, it’s taking me longer to go to sleep afterward. I guess it freaks me out.

Or, maybe my heart is just still pumping fast from the explosion … whatever it is, I’m finding it harder to go to sleep after a rocket attack.

The base came under attack again tonight. (One of the explosions was REALLY close … It shook me a bit!)

After the attack, I started thinking … Why is it that they keep lobbing rockets at us randomly, hoping to hit something?

The answer: even if they don’t actually kill anyone, they still HIT something. On the nights they attack, they hit my NERVES (keeping me from sleeping.)

In war, every little bit counts. It’s the little things that make the difference.

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