Saturday, June 5, 2010

Day 165

Mom – Day 165

Today is day 165 – I cannot believe that Zach has been deployed to Afghanistan for 200 days! At least now the numbers are looking smaller and smaller.

Today in the a.m. we called Zach and he asked us to call him in a half an hour. A half an hour later we could not get through. We tried over and over. Finally, about a 1½ hours later we got through to him. We told him how we tried to call but could not get through and he said “yeah, someone got hit by and ied (improvised explosive device) and their neck was all messed up – I saw him and he didn’t look good, I think he died” and then he started talking about something else. It was weird how he was so nonchalant about it. I do understand that the war changes people and he must find a way to cope – his mind learns how to survive but it still seems strange.

There are so many ieds! They are just multiplying because it seems other then trying to remove them; we are not going after the Taliban who are putting them in the roads. It must be frustrating to the military personnel who watch their colleagues get injured by these horrible devices.

I love you Zach.

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