I finished Mr. Knief’s book, Diamond Head. I really enjoyed the book. Very engaging and entertaining. I had to get all the way to the end of the book to really meet Kimo but I think I am going to enjoy getting to know Kimo in Mr. Knief’s subsequent books. I already have his next book, Sand Dollars, in my pocket to read in spare moments. We have a few of those out here. Well, OK, more than a few. I’ll probably order an other one or two of Mr. Knief’s books today. Mr Knief, please write quickly. I dread having to find some other form of entertainment once I’ve read all you’re books.
I met a young lady from Hawaii last night. She was sitting outside strumming an Ukulele. We talked for a while. She grew up in Molokai, which she still calls home. She’s been here in Camp Spearhead for a year with the 10th Mountain Division. She’s trained to be a truck driver but spends the majority of her time directing traffic and managing the ingress and egress of vehicles in the staging yard. Tough young lady. Good attitude. She’s 18 years old. Five years older than my little girl. We’re sending kids to fight wars.
Two more Marines were added to the honor roll today. Again in the area near Fallujah. I have to wonder what is in Fallujah that keeps the insurgency alive. Sounds to me like there is a fair amount of organization and coordination happening there. That implies some sort of Command and Control in the area. I hope we can find it and kill it soon.
Rest in peace, Marines.