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Posted: 10/9/2005 3:22:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 7:12:21 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
These are all taken in West Fallujah, and elsewhere in Anbar.
I tried to take shots from some rarely seen perspectives...

Like from the turret of a Humvee....



Or while sitting on the tailgate of a Nissan, heading towards the sound of the fighting...



Or from the roof of my lovely Fallujah home (yes, it's right in the thick of things). So much for force protection.



The usual suspects (night and day...)





A warrior...



Me and the kids....





Enjoy.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:24:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:26:27 AM EDT

Damn street hoods painting boobies on the walls. Damn kids

St­ay safe
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:26:55 AM EDT
stay safe buddy. And get yourself some desert tan rail covers. Black is SOOOOO out!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:27:50 AM EDT
Things are going well.
Advisors are not fairing well, lately, but I watch my six, 24/7.

No sleep, endless missions.
Just what I had in mind (15-20 years ago).
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:31:00 AM EDT
Gotta ask, do you ever encounter the "insurgency" or is it pretty much hide and seek?
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:37:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 3:39:27 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
Both.
Lots of tossed grenades, IEDs, RPGs, bursts of small arms fire, and the occaisional mortar.

The IEDs often come with all the trimmings of a deliberate ambush.
Fine in a Hummer, not so fine on foot.

We are clearing them out of the city, and pushing them west.
They are cowards, not too bright (thanks God), and only know how to run away and rat out their pals.
The dimes drop all day.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:41:47 AM EDT
Nice pics; thanks. And thank you.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:42:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Both.
Lots of tossed grenades, IEDs, RPGs, bursts of small arms fire, and the occaisional mortar.

The IEDs often come with all the trimmings of a deliberate ambush.
Fine in a Hummer, not so fine on foot.

We are clearing them of of the city, and pushing them west.


I take it you are in a M1114?

And is that open sewage in some of the pics?
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:46:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 3:46:55 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Both.
Lots of tossed grenades, IEDs, RPGs, bursts of small arms fire, and the occaisional mortar.

The IEDs often come with all the trimmings of a deliberate ambush.
Fine in a Hummer, not so fine on foot.

We are clearing them of of the city, and pushing them west.


I take it you are in a M1114?

And is that open sewage in some of the pics?



In the one pic, I'm in an "uparmor".
But that's rare. I usually walk, or sometimes I ride in the back of a Nissan PU.
Patrol, patrol, patrol. (ambush, raid, kick in doors.)

yes, shit flows like rivers.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:48:40 AM EDT
Gotta run.
I'll post in a few weeks.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:50:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Both.
Lots of tossed grenades, IEDs, RPGs, bursts of small arms fire, and the occaisional mortar.

The IEDs often come with all the trimmings of a deliberate ambush.
Fine in a Hummer, not so fine on foot.

We are clearing them of of the city, and pushing them west.


I take it you are in a M1114?

And is that open sewage in some of the pics?



In the one pic, I'm in an "uparmor".
But that's rare. I usually walk, or sometimes I ride in the back of a Nissan PU.
Patrol, patrol, patrol. (ambush, raid, kick in doors.)

yes, shit flows like rivers.


Well trip some one into the pile of shit and make it look like an accident, hell at least it would be worth a laugh

Stay safe man. And use up all the ammo you can.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:58:05 AM EDT
Thnx for the pix Cincinnatus. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:05:08 AM EDT
Thanks for the pics and CYA.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:28:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 4:29:57 AM EDT by panzersergeant]
Thanks for the pics. I hope you guys are making progress over there. The news media never publishes anything positive, only the daily IED stories. My son spent a year in Balad and the surrounding area doing everything from patrols to door gunner on dustoffs. He made it back safe but now carries tremendous psychological baggage that he has yet to come to grips with.

Soldiers are my favorite kind of people. Thank you for serving and keep your head down.

ETA Marines are okay, too!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:34:41 AM EDT
Thanks for the pics. This one is a powerful image. Seems pretty naked up there.



Stay safe!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 4:39:32 AM EDT
Thanks for the pics and stay safe over there!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:12:52 AM EDT
thanks for the pics... most importantly THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:24:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Thanks for the post, sir. And thanks for checking in with us. Stay safe.



X2,well said.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:26:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 6:59:54 AM EDT

Thanks for keeping us safe by engaging the terrorists on their turf and not ours. Let us know if you need anything Devil Dog!


Semper Fi,
Bigfeet
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:01:00 AM EDT
Good to hear from you man, stay safe!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:05:11 AM EDT
... Always good to hear from you bro, stay vigilant. Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:33:39 AM EDT
[Carl] Awsome! Freakin' awesome! [/Carl]

Good stuff man. Stay as safe as you can.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:42:25 AM EDT
Wrap carpet across both surfaces of the armor plate protecting the machinegun on the humvee's roof. Fit as best as you can. It's a redneck anti-fragmentation mod.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:45:21 AM EDT
Thanks for the pictures and for your service Cincinnatus. Stay safe and keep up the good work.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:47:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:48:28 AM EDT
Damn! I didn't even know he was over there!

Stay safe, buddy, and string one up for me!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 7:49:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 2:23:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2005 3:37:57 AM EDT by Cincinnatus]
New photos...

Me in the Firm base with the Benelli...



Eerie shot of Blackwater Bridge....



Blackwater Bridge....




Me (my rifle) and my recently caught, genuine Terrorist.

Link Posted: 10/30/2005 3:37:26 AM EDT
More photos...


The view if you're walking point in the Sook...



This is what's left of a guy who tossed a grenade...



Learning young...


Link Posted: 10/30/2005 3:41:09 AM EDT
Things are going well here in lovely Fallujah.
Making progress with the Iraqi Forces. Crushing the enemy.
This town stinks.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 3:48:21 AM EDT
View of the AO:



Another view of the bridge...



Rubbing elbows with the locals...
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:00:11 AM EDT
What's the story behind the "genuine terrorist?"

What did he do?

What did he say?

Where will he end up?

Thanks and stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:08:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2005 4:08:58 AM EDT by Zaphod]

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
This is what's left of a guy who tossed a grenade...
img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Cincinnatus/LessonLearned.jpg




Serves the little fuck right!



Learning young...
img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Cincinnatus/KidwithanAK.jpg



Heartbreaking...
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:33:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:
What's the story behind the "genuine terrorist?"

What did he do?

What did he say?

Where will he end up?

Thanks and stay safe.



He did all the things that terrorists do.
He didn't say a word.
On to Abu Ghraib.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:41:48 AM EDT
Thank you for your service Cincinnatus, and thanks for posting
the pics. Stay safe.

Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:42:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
This is what's left of a guy who tossed a grenade...
img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Cincinnatus/LessonLearned.jpg




Serves the little fuck right!



Learning young...
img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/Cincinnatus/KidwithanAK.jpg



Heartbreaking...



Maybe the kid with the toy AK wants to be on our side.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:51:37 AM EDT
Just a kid with a toy. Just like we were.

They turn bad at age 13.

Hell, I don't really like AMERICAN 13-15 year olds.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:55:24 AM EDT
Good Pics and Good Job !

Thank you for serving our country

Stay safe and god bless
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:57:11 AM EDT
enjoyed the photos. God bless and hope yall return safely.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 4:57:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Both.
Lots of tossed grenades, IEDs, RPGs, bursts of small arms fire, and the occaisional mortar.

The IEDs often come with all the trimmings of a deliberate ambush.
Fine in a Hummer, not so fine on foot.

We are clearing them out of the city, and pushing them west.
They are cowards, not too bright (thanks God), and only know how to run away and rat out their pals.
The dimes drop all day.




Running into local guys or foriegners? The foreigners seemed to me to be the trickier of the two. How far north into Anbar are you making it or can you not say? I dont think we ever got anyone from fallujah up by us when I was there.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 5:04:59 AM EDT
Thanks for your service. My nephew is two weeks into his second hitch over there. Ever hear of Camp Anaconda? Where is that?

What is the main industry around there? I see pictures of people on the streets and small markets. Is it a farming town? Industry? Oil? Etc?
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 5:28:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2005 5:29:35 AM EDT by panzersergeant]

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Thanks for your service. My nephew is two weeks into his second hitch over there. Ever hear of Camp Anaconda? Where is that?

What is the main industry around there? I see pictures of people on the streets and small markets. Is it a farming town? Industry? Oil? Etc?



Camp Anaconda is the main US support base north of Baghdad. My son was stationed there when he did his tour over there.

Again, great pics Cincinnatus, and be careful over there. Your service is greatly appreciated!
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 5:31:52 AM EDT
Anaconda is outside Balad- NE of Fallujah.


www.ndu.edu/library/iraq_030206.jpg
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 5:49:29 AM EDT
Thank you for your service

and thanks to all who have, are, or will serve
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 5:56:12 AM EDT
Thanks for the pics Cinc, let us know if there is anything you need. Stay safe!
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 6:32:36 AM EDT
I know it's been said to the point of cliché but:

Thanks for the pics and please stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 7:21:32 AM EDT
Cinc.
Looks like you got nice gear. Good deal.
Stay safe and keep your mind right, don’t let the shit get you down.
We’re all pulling for you guys over there.
Semper Fi!!!

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Welcome to the Low Dow Broke A$$ Show.
Murphy’s law applies to everyone, just more to me!!!
Semper Fi!! To all my brothers in the AO!!!!ZIP
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 7:27:58 AM EDT
Cool pics, thank for sharing and for your service.
Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/30/2005 7:34:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Learning young...





Not heartbreaking because of the toy AK. Hell, I had toy guns as a kid. LOTS of them.

It's heartbreaking that so many innocents are caught up in this madness, and are being corrupted by their own parents, uncles, etc.

THAT'S what I find heartbreaking.
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