Monday, April 25, 2005

Blogroll Additions

There's been several additions to the blogroll. I've been reading all of these blogs for a while, but I just hadn't gotten around to adding them to the blogroll. First is Thunder6 of 365 and a Wakeup. Thunder6 is in the same area of Baghdad as Red2Alpha and Major K. Speaking of Major K., a medic from his unit suffered a very severe head injury while on patrol a few days ago. He is stable and on his way to Walter Reed, but has a long recovery ahead of him. Keep him in your prayers.

Anyway, moving on with the additions; next is Delobius of Blog Machine City, who is a Signal Corps soldier stationed over in Iraq. Great photography in addition to great stories about what it is really like over there. Boots in Baghdad also has good stories from the Sandbox. Yoshi of Reverse Retina from the Sandlot offers up a deployed soldier's perspective on many different events. I've mentioned Xavier of Life in X Minor before; he has an excellent blog in what life is like in Afghanistan. Another good Milblog operating from Afghanistan is The National Guard Experience, referenced below. These two, along with Bob of Going Down Range, are carrying on the fine legacy of Sgt. Hook. As always, if you want to hear the bad news from the GWOT, turn on CNN. If you want to get a feel for what it's REALLY like on the ground, raw and unfiltered, tune in to a Milblog or two.

Two other additions: Flight Pundit, a retired Marine Sgt. who loves to fly, and Shades of Grey, a varied blog written by a Marine. The blog takes on a variety of topics, ranging from current events to education issues. However, the highlight, for me at least, are the various "Sea Stories" that are relayed, especially the ones involving the infamous Col. La Fleur...the most recent involves his order to get a conference call set up on a comms network that wouldn't support it. His secretary's solution is classic. There's plenty more where that one came from. Go check 'em all out!