Tag Archives: Jake Boyer

Jake’s OIF War Journal 16: They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Now it’s time for the massively delayed birthday post! This was my second birthday in uniform, and probably the most surreal. The day before, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division completed its second Thunder Run through southern Baghdad and had moved … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 15: Arrival in Baghdad

Okay, so I had to take a week or so off to give my time to the Army. I thought I’d be able to stay on top of this blog but inevitably fell behind, so no more day-of posts, but … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 14: Objective Chippewa

Welcome back! I think this place was called Objective Chippewa, which I think was our last stop before we rolled on to Saddam International Airport. A few things I remember: It was the first time we’d been resupplied in about … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 13: A Grim Day

We’re now on the 13th primary chapter of this series. Reading it, I was obviously having a bad day. I left out that when we arrived wherever it is we were, I was severely dehydrated from being in the truck … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 12: Here Comes Karbala!

This one’s short and sweet. We were starting to move after a couple days at Objective Rams. As far as most of us knew, this was the part where things could get hairy, and we’d been shown that we were … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 11: The Tactical Pause

Happy Easter! Sorry this one is a day late. I’ve been painting the baby’s room and doing other chores while my wife’s away and forgot to finish this post last night. What were you doing when American forces were chilling … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 10: Ye Gods, The Drudgery

All I can say for this one is that this is what happens when you get stuck on a flight line in southeastern Iraq for almost a week at the beginning of a war. This, my friends and loyal readers, … Continue reading

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