Michael's Dispatches

Return to Afghanistan



Day by Day

17 February 2011

All is looking good for my return to Afghanistan within one week.  The more researched photo-dispatches will be published here.  For daily updates that will not make it to main dispatches, please sign up for my Facebook.

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    Mario28 · 8 years ago
    Stay safe over there. We appreciate what your doing immensely! Tell our boys, and the allies, we thank them for their service and courage.
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    Jeff Kerbo · 8 years ago
    Good luck Michael.Stay out of trouble (if you can).
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    Dan · 8 years ago
    Watch your 6 brother. Definitely the big guns. Thanks for doing the tough job!!!
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    KP · 8 years ago
    Keep your head down over there!
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    Marjorie Harris · 8 years ago
    Just mailed a small donation to your Florida address. I pray for your safety on this journey as I have on all your other ones. I am very proud of the job you are doing to give us the real story. God bless.
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    Peter · 8 years ago
    Michael, ah yes, the pen, and camera, are mightier than the sword. Keep it up, soldier of God! Blessed are the peacemakers!
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    Max Perry · 8 years ago
    "Always faithful" fits you like a glove Mike.
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    xoxoxoBruce · 8 years ago
    I look forward to your reports, and will continue to contribute to your support, but facebook? Never!
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    Frank Burt · 8 years ago
    Take very good care of yourself, Mike. Tell our kids and their allies we we love them and stand behind them. We appreciate their sacrifice. They are not forgotten.
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    Peter Olney · 8 years ago
    Hi Michael,

    If you get near Camp Nolan Smith in Kandahar, PLEASE say hello to my son-in-law Rob Sterling who is a Chaplain for the 504th Military Police Battalion. He's a GREAT guy, married to our daughter who is a Major in the Army Medical Corps. It would be nice if you could surprise him by giving him my BEST WISHES for a safe return home.

    Thank you,

    Peter Olney
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    Levin Tull · 8 years ago
    I don't always like to read what you have to say, but the truth needs to be told, painful and real as it is. Stay safe.
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    golfbravotwozero · 8 years ago
    Michael, what about to embed with italian para within RC-W? Take care.
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    Gary Lingner · 8 years ago
    Stay safe. Godspeed.
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    mike wilson · 8 years ago
    Hang Tuff-- like always- send out the word-- -- when you get back-- and rested up-- we have a war on our southern border-- cover it-- as it might be as nuts as the Afgan conflict-- Hug a Few Marines for me-- Mike Wilson
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    Lorene · 8 years ago
    Stay safe while overseas Michael, looking forward to your dispatches againg.
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    Mike burgoyne · 8 years ago
    if you ever travel to FOB Band - E Sardeh, look up my son an 11B
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    Leyla · 8 years ago
    Keep safe, be awake and aware!!
    Thank you for all you do!!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

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    ret7 · 8 years ago
    have to wait for your posts here Mike, am off FB they tried a phishing operation on me when I moved - trying to get me to ID people in photo's - many, most of which I'd never uploaded/seen before as part of a security feature.

    Besides, am to busy these days to spend the time on FB that I did before so with very few exceptions its no loss

    Keep your head down and keep yourself focused
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    Jeff Stanley · 8 years ago
    It is my understanding that during his victory parades, along with the troops and weapons, Mao Se Tung gave an honored place in the lineup to a printing press.
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    Tommy Barrios · 8 years ago
    If anyone wants to get a real feel of what it is like to be in Afghanistan then I suggest watching the documentary RESTREPO. It is available online (Google it), at most video rentals and available on NETFLIX.

    You will come away either for or against our involvement there, but you will surely have a deep respect for our troops and what they go through in that hell hole!
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    Afghan Patriot · 8 years ago
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    Ian · 8 years ago

    Thank you for clarifying the incident and obvious media twist that Rolling Stone is attempting. Also I commend you for being vocal about what the difference is between excessive force and escalation of force.

    Keep driving on and telling it as it is.

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    Afghan Patriot · 8 years ago
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    LeRoy Malinkovitch · 8 years ago
    I think it likely America will leave Afghanistan sooner rather than later. Will you be happy to see the Taliban rule and Afghanistan to continue grinding along in the darkness of the 14th Century? No science, no art, no human rights--but the heavy fist of Islam and Sharia law holding everything down and in place? Are you and most Afghanis going to be happy with that outcome?
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    Afghan Patriot · 8 years ago
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