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February 19, 2008

Name: JP
Posting date: 2/19/08
Stationed in: Kuwait / Iraq
Hometown: Burke, Virginia
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Framed_jp_ashwednesday_2 Here’s a picture of me celebrating Ash Wednesday shortly before going out on mission.  The Catholic Priest also blessed all of our Gun Trucks. You can’t ask for much more protection than that when doing Convoy Security. Unless of course, I painted a picture of a unicorn on the side of my Gun Truck. I don’t know anyone who could hurt a unicorn. Especially one that has magic dust. Those are my favorite.


Dude, what about the ones with fairy wings?

Dude....ashes, unicorns, magic dust....should we add.....afgannie hash?

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