FITSNews Exclusive – A Soldier’s View Of Operation Enduring Freedom July 13, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Good Stuff.
S.C. REPRESENTATIVE SENDS HOME IMAGES FROM AFGHANISTAN
FITSNews – July 13, 2007 – Say what you want about Rep. James Smith‘s politics (and we’ve said plenty), but please don’t question Capt. James Smith‘s patriotism. The former S.C. Democratic Minority Leader, who is currently serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, today sent us an amazing gallery of images (complete with commentary) taken earlier this month during his tour of duty.
Click on the “more” link below to view a sampling of these pictures, and while you’re checking them out we hope you’ll join us here at FITSNews in keeping all of America’s troops serving overseas (and their families) in your thoughts and prayers.
EDITOR’S NOTE – Click on each thumbnail to view a larger image …
(Above) A Humvee in Smith’s convoy providing “watch security” for Smith’s unit, Team Swamp Fox.
(Above) Smith’s M1114 armored vehicle passing through an Afghan village. Life in much of Afghanistan, Smith says, “is like looking into the past.”
(Above) Smith making friends with Afghan children on their way to school, “a brief moment of international diplomacy,” he says.
(Above) One mode of Afghan transportation. “Just don’t plan on being in a hurry,” says Smith.
(Above) Smith’s convoy patrolling the desert. “This is what passes for a road in Afghanistan,” he says.
(Above) “The children are always the first to greet us,” Smith says.
(Above) An Afghan girl gets “a smile and a tootsie roll,” communicating in what Smith calls “the international language of chocolate.”