Patrick Harrold just arrived in the gulf . We (his parents) received his email (below) when he hit Kuwait. His unit soon will transition into Iraq; don’t know what city/area he’ll be in. Pat will be over there until mid-fall.
“it’s not too bad here. i haven’t felt the power of the sun yet because i haven’t been here for 24 hrs yet. i’m wearing my black fleece now but that’s probably gonna change pretty soon. the chow hall food is great here, even better than mainside at 29 palms.
They gave us live rounds almost as soon as we got here. it really emphasizes, “no more games/training, this is the real thing.” i’m excited, and surprisingly not nervous.”