15 years ago today: Today about a group of 20 Marines with me being one of them were loaded onto the back of MTVR or seven ton trucks as they were called and sent to the main camp that housed the headquarters element for the MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force). I promised my buddy Moss, that I would bring him back a sub from subway. Once at the camp we were given a few hours liberty to make phone calls, eat at the fast food places (Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut) to name a few and shop at the PX. So taking advantage of the time, I wondered about the camp taking in the PX, stopping by burger king to get a whopper, and standing in line for the phone. It being mother's day, I called my mom to wish her a happy mothers day, waking her and my dad at 4am with the call but needless to say they were happy to hear from me. Once our time was up, we loaded back onto the trucks and head back to Matilda and the battery. Another bright spot of the day was the Kuwaiti bus full of school girls who waved, smiled and danced on the bus as they saw us. It made us feel pretty good about that, and our mission. Today was a good day 15 years ago.