Thursday, June 03, 2004

Fatigue and fraternity. Grief and grit. Above all, frustration. Sit down for a minute with soldiers of the Alabama National Guard's 1165th MP Company, and you see it in their faces, hear it in their voices, no matter the rank, no matter the platoon.

They are beyond ready for home and hearth.

The good news is, it looks like they'll be back in Fairhope and Brewton for welcome-home ceremonies soon. This week, for the second time, they begin packing. Latest word from 1st Armored Division headquarters is that the 1165th will convoy south in early July, reaching the safe haven of Kuwait in about two days. That should put them back in the States before the end of that month.
In spite of my previous insistence it won't happen, the timetable for this 1AD unit is very close to the absurdly widespread rumor regarding our 1AD units as well.

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