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123: Deployment, News From Home

123: Deployment, News From Home

September 22, 2016 by | Be the first to comment »

On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Bennett and Mike sit-down to talk current events with a twist.  Deployment, News From Home! There is something unique about being downrange and hearing some News From Home. Bennett recounts his story of being in Egypt during 9/11. Mike remembers the day Bin Laden was killed and the reactions back home. Both were on deployment when the news was broken but each had a very different tone.  

Deployment, News From Home

The story of how the war started. The other told of how we put an end to the hunt for America’s most wanted terrorist. Being on deployment and hearing the news of an attack on our home soil carries a different feeling than being on deployment and hearing, so we just killed the mastermind behind it.– then there’s missing the super bowl and that just sucks.

Deployment, News From Home

Deployment, News From Home

Being deployed as 9/11 went down was very frustrating.  Our country was under attack and we were stuck in a sand pit.  We were watching a border that didn’t even exist in reality.  They had been fighting over this land for millennia, so what could we do if they wanted to start fighting again anyway?  There is a brigade size element of infantry sitting on the border of Egypt and Israel in the Sinai peninsula as you read this.

At least one battalion of those troops are American, did you know that?   My buddies and I were half a world away and literally in “bum fuck Egypt” watching our country under attack.  It got crazy there in the coming months.  As a result some guys got a taste of what was to come in their careers.  I tell this short story to inform and also educate our readers and listeners.   Most of all to remember  is we still have brothers and sisters deployed around the globe.

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Deployment, News From Home

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