More Dwight Slade on His Afghanistan Trip w/ Pics
Clarification: My David Reinhard post above and below is a spoof. The Oregonian should not call a column “On the Ground in Bagdhad", unless the columnist is….I don’t know….on the ground in Bagdhad. The Dwight Slade stuff from Afghanistan is real. I sincerely regret that the Oregonian's corporate grandstanding has to be mentioned in the same post with this authentic American hero. Here are some of Dwight Slade's thoughts during the trip:
“It has been a long journey from Bishkek to here, Sharano FOB in Central Afghanistan. Each base we visit gets a little more separated from civilization and a little more primitive. We went from Manas Air Force Base in Bishkek to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. We were there for a night and then took a Chinook 17 chopper to our next Base. The chopper is one of those cargo choppers with two propellers on top. They kept the back door open to accommodate a gunner, so myself and the rest of the comedians were treated to a birds-eye tour of Afghanistan for about an hour. It was overwhelming. With a helmet and body armor on I look the part of Mr. Bean Does Afghanistan. Counting my show in Prineville, OR this is the second time I've worn body armor to a gig...”
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