ON DECK IN KUWAIT FOR THE MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY... I arrived safely at the Kuwait City International Airport on the evening of the 9th and made it here to the Ali Al Salem air base shortly after midnight, just in time for the Marine Corps' 231st birthday, which is today, 10 November 2006. All is well here and I am slated to head to Iraq tomorrow. Just a short post for the moment because all the Marines passing through the base are gathering in a few minutes to celebrate the birthday together. More soon!
The author is a high school history teacher and Marine reservist whose mission is to help document Marine Corps history as it occurs. This blog contains some of his personal observations and reflections as he works to document the role of the Marine Corps in the global war on terror. The opinions herein are his alone and should not be construed as those of the United States Marine Corps or Department of Defense.