Saturday, April 4, 2009

How Will You Spend Your Saturday Afternoon?


U.S. Marines pause after a metal detector found a possible buried land mine on April 2, 2009 in Now Zad in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents have buried IEDs throughout the city so Marines patrol in single file behind a mine sweeper to keep from stepping on the hidden explosives. The military says the remaining civilian population left the city in 2007. It is now a battleground between Taliban fighters and Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.

28 comments:

Debbie said...

Always in my prayers...

Wishing we could politically correctly just go in with air power...and GIT-R-DONE.

Leanne said...

And here I'm dreading pulling out the vacuum cleaner... perspective is everything.

Tonjia said...

thank goodness for metal detectors!!!

our soldiers are on my mind and in my prayers daily, I want them home!

Fragrant Liar said...

That's just some crazy stuff.

Hammer said...

A tough job for sure. God bless em.

AirmanMom said...

debbie...I thank you for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

leanne...I could not agree more, it is all perspective!

AirmanMom said...

tonjia...I thank you!

AirmanMom said...

FL...it is crazy, but it is our soldiers' world, We are so fortunate to know such brave men as our military!

AirmanMom said...

hammer...amen!

Denise said...

Amen Debbie! I have always thought that if we just go in and finish it and then all our guys and gals can come home......... I pray for our beautiful country and our precious soldiers.

AirmanMom said...

denise...it's always good to have you stop by!

MightyMom said...

sigh.

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...I thank you for stopping by.

Julie said...

I just don't know how they do it. God bless our troops.

AirmanMom said...

julie...truly, each and every member of our servicemen and women are amazing! They deserve our thanks, prayers and love!

Sarge Charlie said...

I saw your blue star flag when you commented on my post, that was enough to get me to stop by. Are yours still deployed? My mother went through the same crap in 1968 that you feel today, war is hell but nothing like being the mother of a soldier on the field of battle.

Sarge Charlie said...

In refrence to what Debbie said, my daddy came home from WWII because Harry Truman dropped two A Bombs on Japan, where are our leaders today??????????

The Mrs. said...

well those Marines certainly win the contest for most dangerous weekend event!

I spent the weekend trying to corral two little boys who are very much missing having their marine daddy around to wrestle with. I'm half tempted to trade with those Marines! : )

Hit 40 said...

The bad economy has sure pushed news from overseas out of even section A of my paper. I feel like you gave me more of an update than my paper or evening news. My prayers are with your family.

AirmanMom said...

sc...I truly enjoyed my visit to your blog and I do thank you for taking the time to visit! I thank you for your service! Fortunately, both of my sons are currently stateside...but I know all too well having my son overseas! My thanks to your mom as well for her service!

AirmanMom said...

the mrs....a special thank you to your husband and a very special thanks to YOU for your service!!!

AirmanMom said...

hit 40...I thank you for stopping by!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi there! i came from sarge charlie's. i am mrs. sarge charlie! ha ha

thanks for being a service mom. i was a service wife for 26 years, i know it's not easy. i could not imagine it being my child...

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

AirmanMom said...

bee...thank you for stopping by. I will return to Sarge's blog soon, great read!

jennifer said...

I am here by way of Sarge Charlie. Prayers going up tonight for your son and for all of our troops. I am thankful for those who serve.

AirmanMom said...

jennifer...I welcome you to my blog. thanks for taking the time to pray for our troops!

AirmanMom said...

bee...your kind words are greatly appreciate.