Back in WWII the Marines had Green and Brown helmet covers - depending
on the mission; you wore either your Green Side Out, or your Brown side
And much like happens today; word would pass, change and change again -
leaving the Marines changing the color of their helmet cover over and
over again. (Ironically, our helmet covers are again reversible - Green
MARPAT on one side and Desert on the other...)
Anyway - Maj Gene Duncan (Ret) wrote several books, Green Side out,
Brown Side Out, Run In Circles, Scream and Shout...
What held true 60 years ago still does...
For the 4th and I am hoping final time - I am going to Baghdad! So any
packages sent to my old address here at wonderful Camp Fallujah will
make it to me, just a delay of a few days.
The new address posted for Camp Victory a few days back - will become
effective on Monday... I am going one headquarters up - and in the past
2 years have worked at every level of Operation Iraqi Freedom...from US
Central Command down to the Marine HQ where I work now. Such is the
life of a staff officer!
Again, I am overwhelmed by the folks that have contacted and offered
coffee even cigars for the Marines with me...my two vices Cigars and
Coffee appear to have some of the most generous individuals. I have
been in the Marine Corps since 1990 - this is my second deployment in
less then a year to this theater. I have a 3 yr old son and 6 year
daughter who I miss dearly. To date I have missed my daughters 6th
birthday, my wife's and ironically my birthday is today...
I will miss my 15th wedding anniversary next month, not to mention
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day... This is the
worst deployment time wise...ever, but getting packages and e-mail from
folks thanking me for my service, makes it somewhat tolerable.
Thank you all!
Major Sean M. Cary
II MEF (FWD)
F.E.C.C. Air Operations
Camp Fallujah, Iraq