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March 8, 2004

Pat is Back

Filed under: Politics — mlah @ 10:31 pm

Pat on his way to lunch

everbody say hi to pat. i work with pat. pat’s an allright guy. pat’s been away and just got back last night.

pat is a sergeant in the u.s. army. he’s active duty. he’s been deployed for the last 6 months.

in baghdad.

i don’t think he got out of the airport (BIAP) much. good thing.

of course i could go the ….. ‘i support our troops’ route with this. but that’s not what i was thinking when i snapped the pic.

we were on our way to lunch at ‘big chinese’. i have no idea what the real name of that restaurant is. just a really big chinese buffet.

anyway, while in my car, with simplyme, and big mike, he related to us a few of his ‘experiences’. and a few other facts.

anybody think the military doesn’t earn their pay.?

pat was deployed 6 months.

he had 1 day off. you read that correctly. ONE day off. he worked 179 days out of 180.

he worked 12 hour days too. 9pm to 9am.

what’s he make? 25k or so? man, is he getting screwed!

first opportunity i get, i’m buying pat a beer. hell, i may get him a little sumthin extra to go with it.

4 Comments »

  1. I can sympathize with 12 hour days and 1 day of in 6 months. I had a week of R&R out of 1 year back in ’68-69 and worked 12 or more hours 7 days a week. Buy pat a cool one on me, I’ll reimburse you. Just glad he and all the other returnees got back with all their marbles intact. savage99

    Comment by dad — March 9, 2004 @ 5:13 pm

  2. Buy him one for me, too.

    Comment by Da Goddess — March 10, 2004 @ 12:15 am

  3. dave buy pat a beer on me that is what you call work hard for you money

    Comment by bubba — March 10, 2004 @ 8:53 am

  4. Did he like your heated seats?

    Comment by draygon — March 10, 2004 @ 5:58 pm

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