Charlie from OP-FOR has announced that he’s leaving to prepare for deployment.
Added: Charlie’s ultimate destination is unknown. I jumped the gun when I said he was going to Iraq.
Folks, my number’s up.
Sometime in the near future I’ll depart to an undisclosed location and begin preparations for deployment. I’ve left my job, moved out of my apartment, and have spent the last week shedding all vestiges of civilian life. My radio silence here at OP-FOR has been directly linked to those preparations. I’ll be out of touch for a while, but blogging will continue once I can get a reliable connection overseas.
It’s been great, running this blog. I look forward to continuing my contributions here, but duty calls (and duty usually has a way of getting in the way of the things you do for fun.)
OP-FOR, meanwhile, is (and has been) in good hands with John and MAJ P.
So until my next dispatch, I big you all farewell. Soon I’ll have the OP-FOR forward command post established, but until then, continue the fight, win the race, and keep the faith.
Thank God for men and women like Charlie who risk everything keep us safe.
Added: If you would like to leave Charlie a message of Godspeed, you can do so here.