Kandahar Journal: Baby steps
I have just returned from my second patrol in two days. Did I mention that it is hot in Afghanistan? Brian and I arrived in a Patrol Base near Salavat around 11.00 a.m. on Saturday. I dragged my kit across the base and we got settled into our new bunks – a small tent, with an on-the-fritz AC unit. Our first meeting was with Captain Alexi LeGros, Platoon Commander for Crazy Company. Afterwards, accompanied by Captain LeGros we went to see the ANA Commander, Captain Said Habib on the attached base. Captain Habib invited us to stay for Chai and we did. Then we sat at a small table on the gravel in the blistering midday sun. I could just about feel myself peel.