Friday, September 08, 2006

"Because Canada is here, our people are happy again."

A first hand account of what our soldiers are doing in Afghanistan by Cpl. Brian Saunders. His clear and entertainingly written account of our mission in Afghanistan is an absolute must read.

Heres a snippet;

The battle finally subsided after 34 hours of fighting. We pulled into a wheat field and set up a small medical station to deal with minor ailments. The companies rolled through our resupply point before they headed off to a staging area to replenish supplies and eat. We saw about 20 patients, most of them just dehydrated or with minor shrapnel wounds requiring a bandage — and a straw. When I asked Creelman what the straw was for, he laughed.

"Suck it up and carry on."