Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Thats Gabe on the bottom left.

NativeHopi [9:38 AM]:  that one of the group is the one we took right before we got mortered
NativeHopi [9:38 AM]:  lol
Dornbrau [9:39 AM]:  Boy, I'll bet if you took one right AFTER you got mortared your expressions would be way different!
NativeHopi [9:39 AM]:  lol
NativeHopi [9:39 AM]:  us
NativeHopi [9:39 AM]:  ?
NativeHopi [9:40 AM]:  probaly not
NativeHopi [9:40 AM]:  cuz were scouts!!!
NativeHopi [9:40 AM]:  lol
Dornbrau [9:40 AM]:  Oh yeah, thats right... you're Scouts!  (silly boys!)
Dornbrau [9:41 AM]:  So what kind of gun is that you're holding... and whats that... thing between your legs?
NativeHopi [9:41 AM]:  lol
NativeHopi [9:42 AM]:  that is a good ol .50 cal machine gun
Dornbrau [9:44 AM]:  And all those guys... are they your squad, your platoon, your sorority, what?
Dornbrau [9:45 AM]:  Dude, I just noticed, you're wearing your fireproof gloves... good boy!  What about your fireproof man-panties?  Gotta protect them family jewels you know! 
NativeHopi [9:45 AM]:  they are the "joes" in platoon. the boys as they say
NativeHopi [9:46 AM]:  lol
NativeHopi [9:46 AM]:  yes them to
Dornbrau [9:47 AM]:  Ah, you're probably just saying that to make me happy, and thats okay... but they can't protect you if you're not wearing them, okay?
Dornbrau [9:47 AM]:  Joes, as in GI Joes?
NativeHopi [9:47 AM]:  i gotta give those things a break though cuz between my combat load and the heat. whew.
NativeHopi [9:47 AM]:  no
Dornbrau [9:47 AM]:  Ahhhh, so thats what we were smelling! 
NativeHopi [9:47 AM]:  joes as in e4 and below

NativeHopi [9:48 AM]:  120 today
NativeHopi [9:48 AM]: 
thought i was going to die
Dornbrau [9:48 AM]: 
Yeow!  Its 32 even as we type.
Dornbrau [9:48 AM]: 
Do you at least have a breeze?
NativeHopi [9:49 AM]: 
feels like a hair dryer
NativeHopi [9:49 AM]: 
with lots of sand
Dornbrau [9:49 AM]: 
Ugh!  I'll bet!
Dornbrau [9:50 AM]: 
Does it get cold at night?
NativeHopi [9:51 AM]: 
well were so used to the heat that 80 degrees feels cool and gives you goose bumps
NativeHopi [9:51 AM]: 
but sometime the power goes out and it stays hot all fuckin night.lol
NativeHopi [9:52 AM]: 
lol or the damn thig freezes up and spits ice all over my kot
Dornbrau [9:52 AM]: 
That would drive me nuts!  I think the hottest it ever got here this year was 105 with the heat index, and even then we had a mountain breeze.
Dornbrau [9:53 AM]: 
Oh, poor baby!  Hehehehe!
NativeHopi [9:53 AM]: 


Anonymous artloner said...

I am so happy you heard from Gabe.  Hang in there, Honey...both of you!

Much Love,

October 11, 2005 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous dbp2000 said...

Jody and Gabe:

Thanks for sharing this with the rest of us. It is great to see the pictures and to know you are doing well.  Goosebumps at 80 degrees? Unreal!  

Hang in there, Mom.  And, Gabe, you gotta wear those fireproof man-panties! LOL


October 11, 2005 at 10:10 AM  
Anonymous redpoppy007 said...

hang in there Gabe..120 whew that is hot..I wish I could send you guys something to help cool things down.
Any guys from NC there with you?
I am from NC it was around 74 here yesterday..
take care of yourself and come home safe and sound..
Think of the pool party you and your friends can have.

October 11, 2005 at 10:48 AM  
Anonymous princesssaurora said...

Oh Gabe!  The pics are great!  I know you just made your heart mom's sing with joy - IM and pics.  You are a good son.  And a good soldier, too!  Thank you and every single one of your joe's for your service for US!!  THank you!

Be safe, more prayers coming....

Ps.  I am in NJ - tell any guys from here that it is raining cats and dogs! and 63 degrees!

Be well,

October 11, 2005 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous rjet33 said...

So glad you heard from Gabe.  I continue to pray for God to put a hedge of protection around him and his comrades, as well as our other troops there.  Prayers for you too, Jody, to be strong.  Thanks for sharing the photos with us.


October 11, 2005 at 2:01 PM  
Anonymous mumma4evr said...

thanks for sharing!!!!!!  praying for safe return of all our guys and gals!!!
Becky, the worried Navy Vet

October 11, 2005 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous jckfrstross said...

Good Pictures glad you are safe Gabe


October 11, 2005 at 3:30 PM  
Anonymous astaryth said...

Wow... you guys kind of blend in... but I guess you are supposed to <g>.... Glad to see you looking so well.... wear them 'man panties' so your Mom doesn't worrry!

October 11, 2005 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous gdireneoe said...

GABE!  YOU CHEEKY YOUNG MAN YOU!  LOL  Sending a pic like that to your mom...m  m mm m.  So glad for you and your mom that you have been able to IM.  Be safe.  Listen to Mom...think man panties. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

October 11, 2005 at 6:46 PM  
Anonymous globetrotter2u said...

Fabulous picture! So great to see those guys so upbeat and smiling in spite of that frickin' heat! I'll never again complain about living in Florida. (Well, don't hold me to that!) 120 degrees? Chripes ! How can he wear his man' panties in that kind of heat? Gives a whole new meaning to the concept of chafing.
Thanks for those pics, Gabe. Love to you and all your squadron!

October 14, 2005 at 11:29 AM  

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