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March 13, 2004

Live From Kuwait

Hello All,

Well now, here I am (again) in sandy Kuwait. Here I am (again) washing government equipment. Here I am (again) preparing to prepare to go home. I'm not going to dwell on the similiarities of this trip and my last experience in Kuwait because I don't want to jinx what I percieve as good karma, let's hope my dogma doesn't run it over!

Let me tell you about Iraq, and why it's better than Kuwait. Yep, you read it right, Iraq is better than Kuwait for one reason: it's the wild west and nobody messes with you. The rules are those meant to protect you and the chicken-shit of everyday Army life goes right out the window, which is very nice. In Kuwait however, the small minded/powerpoint driven micromanagement driven Army of One (that one and the one I'm in) is alive and well. Flourshing actually. Too bad I don't have time to tell you all about it... but I will as soon as possible. Actually, we've got a pretty good "live and leave me the hell alone or else," attitude going on here at Camp Victory and it is suiting everyone pretty well.

Things are moving well. No exact timelines yet, but that is to be expected. We've got to stay flexible and ready to move on a moment's notice. The wash racks are pretty busy considering that there are only 120,000 troops tring to get the hell out of here. I know that I have quite a few things I want to say before I go but you'll all have to wait...

I love you all,


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Tell those Marines to shut the hell up and leave you alone or else there will be some pretty mean mothers, sisters, brothers, friends they will have to answer to--and I mean it!

Welcome to this leg of "you're on the way home" journey.

Be safe and come home, Not soon, But now!

Great news,
Thanks, SGT,

A soldier's mom...

Posted by: Katherine on March 13, 2004 08:47 PM

We - AMERICA - Love You and ALL.

Hold your temp you're almost home (in time to see Pres. Bush and Kerry debate - I'll stop here :)

God Bless You and our Military

Posted by: aurora on March 14, 2004 01:26 PM

hmmm...I always wonder what One in Army of One meant. One what?!

Anyways, glad it's (almost) all coo w/ u ;)

Posted by: Eppy on March 14, 2004 01:29 PM

Hi Will,
I'm glad to see you're keeping that wonderful sense of humor going. I cannot imagine what you guys must be going through. So close. That light keeps getting bigger with time. So many people are thinking of you and praying for you.
I think the "Army of One" slogan sucks. Of course, I'm Navy, so what do I know? What was wrong with "Be All That You Can Be"? Hopefully, those REMF's in Kuwait will continue to leave you guys alone. I think at the very least, they can cut you all some slack. Anyway, we all wait, ever so hopefully, with crossed fingers and toes to hear a definite date that you all will get to finally come home. Hang in there and stay safe.

Posted by: Dawn on March 14, 2004 07:51 PM

Hey, Glad you're coming home! dON'T BE SO ROUGH ON THE MARINES THEY'RE STILL STUCK THERE! I do not care which branch I want you all home! mY GUY CAME home and I know we celebrated in more ways than one. You'll have plenty of friendly faces "Welcoming you Home!" Some will one even want to know if you brought back some of that sand and dirt as a sourvenir? gET BACK HERE YOU ARE MISSED! STAY SAFE AND remember duck if some idiot asks you to salute him causes he's a newbie in the area!

Posted by: Theresa on March 15, 2004 07:43 AM

Hang in there, Will. Your time in that part of the world is almost over. Soon you'll be back here (it's snowing like crazy in Omaha this morning and predictions are for up to 7" of the white stuff). Have a safe journey.

Posted by: SueinOmaha on March 15, 2004 08:51 AM

Sounds like you'll be able exchanging sand for snow. But you will be able to enjoy that a little more I think.So wash that sand right out of your hair and get home safe real soon!

Posted by: Chris on March 15, 2004 11:31 AM

Yay for you, Will! I'm so happy for you that you've started the first steps on your way home! Just don't slip in soap suds while you're busy washing stuff. *grin*

Greetings to Will's family and friends back home, too! I'm happy for all of you that you'll soon have Will with you again!

I pray God's blessings on you all.


Posted by: Courtney on March 15, 2004 04:00 PM

As Sue said - IT'S SNOWING AGAIN!! All damn day! Big wet heavy flakes, it's actually very pretty. And it's staying off the roads so that's good.
I'm getting tired of having these shortbread cookies staring me in the face so get your butt home soon otherwise they might be gone.
Scooby says we are under a week now so you'd better not prove him wrong. See ya in the funny papers!

Posted by: Shell on March 15, 2004 09:22 PM

Nothin' better than bein' short! Thank God your tour in Iraq has come to an end and your on the road home. Even if it does take you through Kuwait (again). A guy I work with also returned about two weeks ago. He said, "Paradise ain't all it's cracked up to be." I imagine you'll know exactly what he's talking about!

Blessings to you and the rest of the soldiers. Thank you for your time and sacrifice, and hurry home!

Deb from almost sunny, not-quite paradise, Leavenworth, KS

Posted by: Deb on March 16, 2004 11:31 AM

Hello Will,
Well so this adventure is arrived to the end finally and between few days you will have finished to wash,prepare to go home end the sandy Kuwait will be only a memory. We will miss to read for post in site of Capitan Rooba, we will miss all, also of to be furiouses how when we don't knew translate,you are been only to have made the english language interesting and nice by the way, someone must to have tried your writing very interesting and when all this become a BOOK, do you know us we will are the first to buy it here in Milano and for us it'll is wonderful memory.Because also if there is big distance between us,we will don't forget never Sergeant Will.Where have you told that you will go for your trip of holidays?.....Ops, we have forgot the destination....Wherever you will go enjoy very much.
CIAO all
Milena and Adriana

Posted by: Adriana,Milena on March 21, 2004 10:31 AM

Just checking in to see if you've made it home yet. I swear I've read this entry before - about a year ago. ;-)

Glad the light is shining brighter. Now get home! I heard your car is reallllly dirty and could use a good washing. ;-)

Posted by: rkinla on March 23, 2004 08:23 AM

Hello Will,

What it is happened!Why you donít write?Where do you are?We hope finally that you are returned to home,but you give us your news,maybe goodness knows where you are in tour for your holiday.....You write,write we want to know.
CIAO all and happy return to home
Milena and Adriana

Posted by: Milena.Adriana on March 25, 2004 07:47 AM

I also heard that someone's mom is waiting anxiously to hug her soldier safe and sound!

Posted by: Judi Eckes on March 25, 2004 10:10 PM
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Who's Will Anyway?
What's All This Then?
As most of the regular readers of know, I have a few friends that have been sent or called up for the soon-to-be-conflict in Iraq. One such friend is Will aka Will not weasel or Will from Omaha or whatever other moniker he's using on my site that day.

Will is a pretty good writer and this is the collection of his writings. It'll be interesting to hear updates from a soldier's point of view, so I'll be posting them for all to read.

Take care Will

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