December 09, 2004

May the jokes begin

Ok granted I am the instigator behind many of the cracks that we have been making at my expense lately, but it is funny. First of course, there is the crutches. How hard is it to joke about those ROFL. Then there is the very pronounced lithsp I have aquired due to the missing front tooth. I think that is everyones fav right now, just to sit talking to me and laugh every time I have to thay thomething with an th(S) or a Thee (C). Yep, all wrong. It has kept us in good spirits though. All of us on that convoy that day still have trouble sleeping, but at least during the days we can laugh together. We still laugh about me hanging upside down in the truck cracking jokes, and some of the off the wall things that I was saying. (Hey, when all the bloods rushing to your head, you don't quite think straight ROFL)
I saw the pictures yesterday of the truck and where I was hanging, and it is a wonder I came out of that. The truck had rolled twice before landing on the drivers side where I was pinned by a bunch of metal. Scary bunch of pictures, but no, I will not be publishing them, I don't even have them.
Many of you have now deduced that SGT Cari Ann Gasiewicz was the driver that day, and yes you all are right. I couldn't say before as we had to wait for confirmation that next of kin had been notified. Cari was a wonderful person, and great to be around. There wasn't many occasions where she wasn't smiling. On the way up that day, one of the last things I remember her saying to me was that we had to take pictures of the Tigres on the way home. She will be fondly remembered in our company and by everyone she knew. On the day of her memorial service, the morning was cloudy and cool, but as soon as the National Anthem began to play to start the ceremony, the clouds broke apart and the sun came out and shined on us the entire time.
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