Dourden1986

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from Fitchburg, MA

    • Dourden1986

      What doesn't kill you...

      9 years ago

      Well since the last time I posted on RvB, I have lost a high school friend, seen more people injured in a two week period than the whole tour so far (these were also the first people to be serious injured from my unit since we got here), had sleeping problems, eating problems, and just about every other physical and physcolgical problem that could be thought up!! On top of that the daily life (or better put daily existance) is still as exhausting and irritating as ever!

      Man life is awesome!! It's times like this when things seem to be all wrong and your feel like you are only a hair away from plunging over the edge of the bottomless abyss of shit, that life is the best. It's hard, it sucks, you hate it, but if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger. By making you stronger it makes the next thing seem less of a challege cause hell if you been thought this much already how much more difficult could that be!!

    • Dourden1986

      Yeah It's another Day in Iraq!!

      9 years ago

      Yeah so been back from Qatar since the 13th of June, nothing of a whole lot of intrest has happened, the daily rutine of sitting in the motorpool has finally set back in, well not 00% cause be've actually been getting missions lately!! As the wise man says "A bad day on the road is better than a bad say on the F.O.B"!!

    • Dourden1986

      Wheels UP, bitches!!!

      9 years ago

      In aprox. 7 hours and 10 mins. I am on pass, time to go wheels up and not think about Iraq for 4 days. So I probally will not be on much during the next 4 days because Sleep and drinking is far more important!! I know RvB forums will not be the same without me, but do not worry I will return!!

    • Dourden1986

      He's Back

      9 years ago

      Well actually I've been back for a couple of days now but that is not important at the current moment!! Well SSDD, as always hurry up and wait!! Well nothing much going on, just waiting for my pass on the 5th!! So till then I'll keep bringing the heat to the forums and such!! Well this was pretty much a waste of your and my time but got nothing else to realyl do at the moment so its better than nothing!!

    • Dourden1986

      Duty calls once more!!

      9 years ago

      Hitting the road agian tomorrow but its a "turn and burn" one day mission, pretty much if I haven't signed on for more than 24 hours, I'm either on a mission or dead!! Hopefully the not being dead situation cause that would seriously interfeare with my plans of profuse sweating and laughing who try and act like they know whats going on over here from 10,000 miles away. The level of there patheticness in unable to be calculated.

    • Dourden1986

      A Invitation to All!!

      9 years ago

      Yeah for those of you who have a myspace account fell free to check out my page at www.myspace.com/patrickgentry

    • Dourden1986

      I'm back (though a little early)

      9 years ago

      Yeah so we got back a day early because half our mission wasn't suppost to happen actually. In fact when we got to the first of two post we were suppost to go to (to drop off cargo and pick some up from there to take to the second place) they had no clue that we were suppost to be coming there and had no idea about anything going from there to this other post. Which is proof that with large numbers comes lack of communication. But hey got back a day early so can really complain (well I can, and did a little bit, but I guess I have to put this under shit happens!!

    • Dourden1986

      From the Desk of SPC Gentry

      9 years ago

      I will be going on a three day mission tomorrow so I won't be on for a few days!! Will have to catch up when I get back!! Till then everyone stay safe and I'll keep on keeping on!! smiley9.gif

      P.S. Would be a good time to think of some good questions for my topics (that way I have something to do when I have down time!!)

    • Dourden1986

      My topic

      9 years ago

      Well it seems that some moderator deemed my latest topic to much to keep up it was locked. Do not think that they got rid of me that easily though. I came here, damn well have the fucking right to tell people what's going on here, so fuck them all!!

    • Dourden1986

      Out of the loop!!

      9 years ago

      Well haven't been on in a long ass time so I have really fallen out of the loop with RvB, yet to see a single episode of season 4 but the DVD's in the mail!!! Hopefully I'll get somewhat on track soon enough!! As for the reason for the lack of RvB time, the deployment has been pretty smooth!! Seen a lot, done a lot, have been running convoy security for the last 7 months! That means that I either drive or gun in an armored truck or humvee with a bug gun on it :) It's a cool job, enjoy it, passes the time and keeps me on my toes. Just waiting for my next mission and the one after that till were done here and go wheels up!

  • About Me

    I am Specialist Patrick Ryan Gentry, currently deployed to Iraq with the 220th TC, from NH. I'm from a city in Massachusetts called Fitchburg (yes it is on maps, of like new england and mass!!). Been in country since Nov 05 and should be going home pretty soon!!
    I am a down to earth guy (for the most part no one is perfect!). Just doing my part, and trying to experience all that I can, books and schools are for the cowardly, learn by doing and educate by example!! The sandbox (one of the nicer nicknames for Iraq) has treated me pretty well, seen a lot learned a lot!!

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  • Comments (6)

    • DevilNuts

      DevilNuts

      9 years ago

      hey man, you're doing a bang-up job out there. Keep it honorable, and keep up the good work. Semper Fi.

    • belch

      belch

      9 years ago

      know how you are feelin im in afghanistan and it is just as bad here!!

    • Negadeth

      Negadeth

      9 years ago

      I know the original post is over a week old now, but in your "What is wrong with the world?" thread you state that Socialist governments and countries are 'fucked'.

      I just thought I'd point out that according to the United Nations Human Development Index, 6 of the top 10 best countries in the world to live in have Democratic Socialist political parties in power (All of which rank higher than the United States, who are at the bottom of the top 10), and a further 2 countries in the top 15.

    • Dourden1986

      Dourden1986

      9 years ago

      Stationed in Iraq till NOV, then I return to New England!

    • Pip

      Pip

      9 years ago

      you based in iraq?

    • Calicantzari

      Calicantzari

      9 years ago

      I liked the idea for your thread, but it really did attract all the idiots. I was listening on the radio, Neil Boortz and some other guys, and heard things like "the media's only reporting the negative in Iraq" and they went on to list how the infrastructure has improved, how mow Iraqis have power, potable water, sewage service, schools, hospitals, etc. What's your take on Iraq in those terms (and any random points ya wanna throw out there)?