MY SECRETARY, a combat-engineer Marine reservist, is part of the battalion profiled in this New York Times article today. He emails:

The Engineers are kept busy with these raids and I have been to every area/town mentioned in the article working with everyone from Army tanks, Britons, Australians, Iraqis from every imaginable agency, and even explosive sniffing dogs.

Thanksgiving I worked through, literally 30 plus hours but had an amazing meal on the Saturday after. Even got to watch a bit of football as we had a bit of downtime that weekend. Unfortunately did not get to see the Vols play against Auburn. The Cotton Bowl did not seem unexpected but I believe our last to trips were losses to Nebraska and K State in pretty cold games. Oh well.

He’s a good secretary, but this work is more important.