I wanted to write and thank you for the Operation: Love Our Troops box of goodies you sent my way. The other fellows and I enjoyed it very much. The days can be quite long out here (much like the movie Groundhog Day). It’s uplifting to get something nice from back home. We appreciate your support. We work in an operations cell coordinating the movement of Marines and cargo throughout central Iraq. It is an interesting and involving job that keeps us on our toes. We tend to act as arbitrators for the various groups we represent and work with. It’s a great team of diverse individuals. We work around the clock to make sure everything happens on time. Several of us are pilots who fly here when time permits. We live and work on Al Asad air base in central Iraq. The living conditions are good and right now the weather is great, much like spring in Arizona. I don’t think anyone here is worried about shoveling any snow.
Once again, thank you for your support. We are working hard to get the job done and keep each other safe until we can come home. Your actions remind us of how nice a home we have.
Capt Shane “Heed” P.
P.S. I’m the dashingly handsome one in the uniform with short hair.
(Picture in our Photos)