Skip to comments.URGENT WEATHER ALERT ISSUED: Afghanistan US Soldiers under 4 feet of snow.(MAF email)
Posted on 12/12/2008 5:41:59 PM PST by Syncro
URGENT WEATHER ALERT ISSUED: 2:57 PM PST // 5:57 PM EST
Strong storms are forecast to strike positions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by Monday. Snow will blanket many parts of the country where U.S. troops are stationed, and temperatures will plunge down to the single digits in some locations.
We here at Move America Forward have been monitoring this situation closely and a complete weather report follows below.
Weather report from Afghanistan follows, along with first-hand report from military support family on four feet of snow that has blanketed soldiers at OP Fritsche.
We are saddened to think of our brave troops enduring single digit temperatures by next weekend as they trudge through the snow - far away from their homes, family and friends as Christmas approaches.
Here is a report we received a few days ago from a supporter who sends items to our troops in Afghanistan:
Im emailing you because your email struck a sensitive note with me. Please do not take my email as negative. Its just that Ive been supporting troops in the northeastern provinces of Afghanistan (Nuristan, Kunar, Nangahar and Paktika) for about three years now beginning with the 10th Mtn 1-32 then the 173rd, 2-503 and now the 3-1, 6/4 Cavalry.
When I read your statement In fact, snowfall should begin in these areas within the next couple of weeks I couldnt help but think about our Soldiers at OP Fritsche who are already under 4 feet of snow. Who barely got simple and rustic plywood shelters built before the snowfall.
That have only dirt on the roofs to keep the bullets out but didnt have time to properly roof them before it became too cold and snowy. We have sent several 40 X 60 and 50 X 100 tarps to them to keep the melting snow from dripping through on them.
And I couldnt help but think about our Soldiers at two other Ops that have been under snow for three weeks now; who are lucky if they get two resupply opportunities a month because of their proximity to the Pakistani border, the danger of resupply (which is only at night and the helo can only stay on the ground for 5 minutes NO exaggeration).
The Soldiers, at times, must ration everything. No showers, no electricity, no hot meals, not outside communication, in fire fights every day and often more than one a day.
Wow... our troops defeated global warming!
LOL, yea they are pretty awesome!
It is amazing how we tend to take things for granted when these brave young men and women give so much. I am glad you posted this to remind us to keep all of them in our prayers and maybe even move a few to get involved and send them a little something.
Damn. Global warming over there too.
God Bless Our Troops, our allies and President Bush. Thank You and Merry Christmas to All.
Thank you. Thank you all.
You are the best of us.
They are grunts and grunts can hack it!
The Soldiers, at times, must ration everything. No showers, no electricity, no hot meals, not outside communication, in fire fights every day and often more than one a day. ****
My neighbor Joe just went back 8 weeks ago for a year in Afghanistan...he said he would rather spend 2 years in Iraq than 6 months in Afghanistan.
“My neighbor Joe just went back 8 weeks ago for a year in Afghanistan...he said he would rather spend 2 years in Iraq than 6 months in Afghanistan.”
No tarps, no care packages.
Some of us like to acknowledge the fantastic job they are doing though.
We all know they can handle it mean dog.
You can go to MAF or dozens of other organizations to send them some goodies if you would like to.
Gosh,we pray for them everyday.
Thanks for pinging your list, freema!
Wow! Just like American warriors have done for 233 years. I think they can handle it. God bless them all.
>> Gosh,we pray for them everyday.
Viper Company at The Tip of the Spear
I do send packages...this is what grunts like (if you want to send one too):
Cigars (preferably Punch, Fuegos, Cohibas instead of White Owl, etc.)
Snuff (Copenhagen preferred)
Hot sauce (Texas Pete or Tobasco...kills the taste of MREs)
Gum (any brand)
Dried fruit, smoked oysters, and good sardines
Sun block (even in winter)
Cans of Beanie Weenies (always a favorite)
You can stay away from such items as crossword puzzles, popular coffee table magazines (unless porn), hankerchiefs, or fancy food items (like Godiva chocolate). Grunts don't read, eat or use them!
Cool, thanks for the reply.
Silly string is a good thing to send too.
And God Bless them all again!
I think only one other poster mentioned “handling” it.
That was never the issue.
We know they are the best and will continue to kick ass what ever the conditions.
Nice to see ya, buddy.
Lots of prayers go up for our brave warriors fighting to keep us free and safe.
Keep it up, as if I have to say that...
Prayers are being sent to you and all your fellow Soldiers in harms way. Stay warm tonight and every night.
Of course that idiot Brian Williams pronounced it wrong. I think Part 2 shows the friendly fire that killed Sgt Penich. There is also one done that shows the reporter under fire as they hide behind a vehicle.
Fortunately our guys are a heck of a lot better equipped to deal with it, it must now suck being an AlQuaider........