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July 28th 2008
Published: August 19th 2008
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Today I left for a conference in Baghdad. I was there about a month ago but another opportunity came up for me to attend a Commander’s conference. I sure do hate to travel but I enjoy seeing new things. We left for the military passenger terminal at 2300 on the 29th and departed very early the next morning. I flew on a Sherpa. A Sherpa is an Army aircraft that is used primarily to transport passengers and cargo. It is a small twin engine airplane that has high wings and is shaped like a bus. Sherpa’s hug the ground as opposed to flying high so the ride is quite exciting. We flew blacked out with not lights at all - the pilots and crew wore night vision goggles. The flight was quite uneventful.


19th August 2008

Are you aware...
...Of the irony in your statement? I hate to travel???? You are already around the world!!!! Please come home safe! G

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