05 October 2009

RCT1 Humvee crew & John Wroblewski interview 4 Mar 2008 by Greg Janney

This video is an interview of the Humvee crew members of RCT 1, 3/1 Marines and John Wroblewski in Iraq on 4 March 2008 following our patrol to Faris, Iraq. Crew members featured are: "CC" Carlsen Crosby (.50 BMG gunner); Sam Michaels (vehicle commander); Christian Martinez (driver); and John Wroblewski (Gold Star father of USMC 2Lt. J.T.Wroblewski, who was KIA in Ramadi, Iraq on 6 Apr 2004 along with 11 other Marines.)

I haven't heard from these men lately, but I pray for them and their families that they are safe and well.

Wrigley's Gum in Faris, Iraq 1 March 2008 video by Greg Janney

Hello everyone. I have some more videos to share with you from my 2008 embed in Iraq. The first video was filmed after Iraqi children made a 17 pack of Wrigley's Chewing Gum "disappear" in about 10 seconds. School children on their way home in Faris, Iraq surrounded me to get a stick of Wrigley's. The video begins a few seconds after the gum has been handed out.

After the children get all the gum I have, they go about their way home from school. But watch as the winds preceding a sandstorm swirl the gum wrappers down the street toward the market. Those swirling pieces of foil clad paper tell several stories: Those of Iraq's children; Iraq's education system; socio-cultural differences of Iraq and U.S.; trash disposal; eco-awareness; being "green."

I plan posts on some of these topics, along with more videos. Thanks for your support of our armed forces deployed around the world. Please keep the troops and their families in your thoughts and prayers.