Dear Family and Friends,
I hope this note finds everyone enjoying their summer. We are all doing well here, and actually some of us are at home now, enjoying leave with our loved ones. This includes 1SG Walter who made it home safely yesterday to meet his new son.
I know that the family group picnic is this coming weekend, and hope that the turn-out is good. We have really bonded as a result of this experience, so I am sure that we will all be seeing more of each other after this.
We continue to make improvements at every location that we have ANA and US troops. Our "home" garrison in Darulaman has constructed several new living quarters for the coalition forces, and we have many new tenants who are advisers to the Police. Here at Camp Darulaman, we are leading the charge to make improvements for the ANA. We have completed a new consolidated dining facility for them that is more efficient and drastically improved the sanitation.
I honestly cannot report on anything special occuring this past week. The news from distant Ghazni has, of course, been terrible with the kidnapping of all of those Korean hostages, and we all hope for their safe release. We did wish SPC Gerrity and LT Mitchell happy birthdays; well, we had to remind LT Mitchell that it was his birthday...
Best Wishes for this Coming Week,
GEORGE M. SCHWARTZ
Team Leader/Senior Mentor
1st Brigade, 201st Corps (ANA ETT)