Monday, October 29, 2007

Ahh the Dust..the sand!

Photo credit: Cpl Simon Duchesne
Canadian Engineers of Roto 4 in their Badger by FOB Wilson in Afghanistan.
Just moving across southern Afghanistan is no small feat. The sand has a consistency that is very close to talcum powder or perhaps dry cement. Foot soldiers are often ankle-deep in it.
Wind-blown sand hangs in the air and makes it hard to breathe. It also makes a hot and windy day seem even hotter. Military vehicles run into all sorts of problems just getting around.
I cannot imagine. Thank you to our troops for all your diligent and and dedicated hard work!

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