Thanks for the big boom, Chris.
Chris has only been in Iraq for a week or so now, but he's been pretty busy, apparently. He told us a few days ago that he'd be blowing something up in the next week, but he couldn't say what, where or when. Today he alerted us that Geraldo was covering what he'd done. I found Geraldo's streaming video report. Here's the direct URL to view it: 1. Launch Windows Media Player (sorry, Mac people) 2. Click File -> Open URL 3. Paste in this url: mms://18.104.22.168/012605/usw_ammo_geraldo_012605_300.wmv 4. Click OK and watch. The video is also (temporarily) a headline at foxnews.com. I found it by clicking on "US & World" on the right side of the screen, then the news story called "War on Terror: U.S. troops destroy huge weapons cache in Iraq" In short, the 212th Cavalry found a huge weapons cache in Mosul, raw materials for about 800-1000 IED's, plus many other explosives not usable for that. I infer from context that Chris's battalion was called in to help blow them up. (Chris is in the 612th engineering division - they build stuff and destroy stuff.) The 212th Cav is coming home very soon. According to this report, they've lost 10, but it seems to me they've saved a lot more than that through their discovery. Chris, if you can pass along a message, please let your group and anyone you can from the 212th know that we're proud of what you've done, and grateful beyond words for putting all your lives in harm's way to make Iraq (and the world) a safer place. The media may not get it, but most ordinary people do.