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Jake’s OIF War Journal 6: It Begins

Now we get to the good stuff. All the posts to this point have been about waiting to go to war in Kuwait. There’s a little of that here, but this is about the start of the war, written on … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 5.2: The (Kuwait) Cutting Room Floor

As I’ve been reading through this journal which I really haven’t read since I wrote it, I’ve realized that there is a lot of stuff I left out, at least in Kuwait. I don’t know about Iraq yet because I’m … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 5.1: Brother Josh Takes Over

This time in “Jake’s OIF War Journal,” something completely different. I asked my brother, Josh, to write a little bit about his side of the Kuwait waiting experience. He was there as a Marine infantryman, so I figure this will … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 5: Lost Weapons and Money Musings

And we’re back for another round of “Jake’s OIF War Journal.” This time? It’s the final journal entry I wrote in Kuwait. I must have been busy for the month after this or too lazy to write. Of note, though, … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 4: Cold Showers

Time for another edition of “Jake’s OIF War Journal.” Not a whole lot to see here. I wrote this the day after the last blog, which I wrote not realizing I’d be stuck at some random unit’s command tent at … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 3: Jump! Jump the dogs of war! Also, the Hajj.

In the last episode of “Jake’s OIF War Journal,” I got everything caught up. Then I took a month off apparently. What I remember about this entry is I was sitting in a tent at Camp New Jersey waiting for … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 2: Happy (2002) Holidays!

Last time on “Jake’s OIF War Journal,” our young intrepid hero arrived in Kuwait for a one-month stay. He’d be home in time for Christmas. This week he complains about four months of “total Army living.” Staff Sgt. Boyer would … Continue reading

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