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Since: Dec 06

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#1
Dec 16, 2006
 
does any one have a family member
serving there now?
Sheila

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Dec 31, 2006
 
slick50 wrote:
does any one have a family member
serving there now?
Yes, my son, Daniel.
John

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#3
Jan 1, 2007
 
I was stationed at Camp Corregidor from Jun 05-Jun 06. Yea, it sucks there, but the troops are awesome. They have to be.
debbie

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Jan 1, 2007
 
My son Dan is also serving there. This is his second tour. He doesn't tell us much. Compared to the last time Corregidor seems like a country club. When he is there he shares a room with 4 other soldiers and he says the food is pretty good. You don't hear the information about Ramadi like we did the first time he went over.
Todd

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Jan 4, 2007
 
My Son Chip is stationed at Camp Corregidor. He was just home for Christmas. He reported that the camp took incoming rounds "once in a while" and sniper fire "fairly often". He just went back and he e-mailed me that the "all protective gear all the time" restriction had been lifted.
Carla

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Jan 10, 2007
 
Not sure but I think my son is at this camp. He has to keep everything pretty confidential. Does anyone know if there is a way I can check?
John

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#7
Jan 23, 2007
 
Carla, his unit will have that info. Usually it's only confidential until they arrive on station so the enemy can't plan attacks on the convoys going to the base. The insurgents are sometimes capable of monitoring satellite phone and e-mail so operational security is always a concern.
John

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#8
Jan 23, 2007
 
I took lots of videos and pics while stationed at Camp Corregidor. Here and some of the websites where they can be viewed.
www.keystonesoldiers.com click gallery and "there"
www.myspace.com/ramadirocker click "pics"
www.youtube.com/AnimalW5RM (videos)
www.michaelfumento.com (imbedded reporter site)
www.dailyitem.com special reports (Eric Mays reports from Iraq)(articles and pics)
I hope this helps the families, the worst thing for my wife was not knowing.
GARY PETERS

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#9
Feb 10, 2007
 
MY SON CHARLIE GOT THERE ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO. HAVEN'T HEARD MUCH FROM HIM, A COUPLE OF E-MAILS, THAT'S ALL.
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Feb 14, 2007
 
GARY PETERS wrote:
MY SON CHARLIE GOT THERE ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO. HAVEN'T HEARD MUCH FROM HIM, A COUPLE OF E-MAILS, THAT'S ALL.
That's normal for Corregidor, they only have a handful of computers and they go down often for various reasons. There's usually a long line waiting to use them and we only got 30 minutes each with most of the time used up just waiting for sites to come up, limited bandwidth with all the computers sharing it. With the work schedule we often didn't have time to wait so we just didn't go. My platoon got together and bought a satellite dish and router which took a long time to arrive, after that we had internet in our rooms on our personal laptops. That made it much easier to stay in touch with home but sometimes we would have blackouts where we weren't allowed to use them.
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Feb 15, 2007
 
CHARLIE SAID HE'S GOING TO GET A SATELLITE HOOK-UP, TOO. DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AT IN THE PROCESS. JOHN, WHAT WAS YOUR OUTFIT AND JOB IN IRAQ? CHARLIE IS WITH THE 9TH ENGR ATTACHED TO THE 7TH INFANTRY. NOT REAL CLEAR AS TO WHERE THEY ARE EXACTLY. IS IT STILL IN THE RAMADI AREA??
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Feb 16, 2007
 
GARY PETERS wrote:
CHARLIE SAID HE'S GOING TO GET A SATELLITE HOOK-UP, TOO. DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AT IN THE PROCESS. JOHN, WHAT WAS YOUR OUTFIT AND JOB IN IRAQ? CHARLIE IS WITH THE 9TH ENGR ATTACHED TO THE 7TH INFANTRY. NOT REAL CLEAR AS TO WHERE THEY ARE EXACTLY. IS IT STILL IN THE RAMADI AREA??
I was with Animal Company, 3/103rd Armor. We were mech. infantry the first 6 months and in our tanks for the 2nd 6 months. Camp Corregidor is on the east side of Ramadi and the city surrounds the camp on 3 sides. To the east, about 10 miles, is Al Taqqadum air base..about 20 miles east is Fallujah. We were there from jul 05 to jul 06
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Feb 21, 2007
 
My Wife's cousin Matt is serving at Corregidor. He's with the C Company 1-9 IN 2BCT, 2ID. He doesn't write his parents much, He calls from time to time, but the phone connection is pretty bad from time to time from what they've told me. He's not much for keeping anyone up to date with details, but says he is doing fine.
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Feb 27, 2007
 
Kurt W wrote:
My Wife's cousin Matt is serving at Corregidor. He's with the C Company 1-9 IN 2BCT, 2ID. He doesn't write his parents much, He calls from time to time, but the phone connection is pretty bad from time to time from what they've told me. He's not much for keeping anyone up to date with details, but says he is doing fine.
CHARLIE CALLED THE OTHER DAY AND SAID EVERYTHING WAS OK. THEY HAVE PRETTY HEAVY SECURITY AND NOONE HE IS AWARE OF HAS BEEN ENJURIED LATELY. HE CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THERE, MAYBE 4 MORE MONTHES.
GARY PETERS

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Feb 27, 2007
 
John wrote:
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I was with Animal Company, 3/103rd Armor. We were mech. infantry the first 6 months and in our tanks for the 2nd 6 months. Camp Corregidor is on the east side of Ramadi and the city surrounds the camp on 3 sides. To the east, about 10 miles, is Al Taqqadum air base..about 20 miles east is Fallujah. We were there from jul 05 to jul 06
FROM YOURS AND CHARLIE'S DISCRIPTION OF THE PLACE, IT SOUNDS LIKE "THE" REAL "HOT BED" OF ACTION. CHARLIE SAYS THEY HAVE VERY TIGHT SECURITY WHILE THEY ARE WORKING ON THE "RAZOR WIRE" PERIMETERS THEY ARE BUILDING. IF ANYTHING GETS CLOSE OR LOOKS SUSPIOUS, THEY TAKE IT OUT. SOUND RIGHT????
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Mar 1, 2007
 
GARY PETERS wrote:
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FROM YOURS AND CHARLIE'S DISCRIPTION OF THE PLACE, IT SOUNDS LIKE "THE" REAL "HOT BED" OF ACTION. CHARLIE SAYS THEY HAVE VERY TIGHT SECURITY WHILE THEY ARE WORKING ON THE "RAZOR WIRE" PERIMETERS THEY ARE BUILDING. IF ANYTHING GETS CLOSE OR LOOKS SUSPIOUS, THEY TAKE IT OUT. SOUND RIGHT????
It's no picnic there, that's for sure. Never a dull moment. The locals know not to approach the perimeter, with the exception of a few shepards with their flocks (for grazing) and they're known to us but still observed closely for any suspicious activity. It's the most hostile area in Iraq so we didn't take any chances. In a way that's a good thing because you never get complacent.
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Mar 1, 2007
 
John wrote:
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It's no picnic there, that's for sure. Never a dull moment. The locals know not to approach the perimeter, with the exception of a few shepards with their flocks (for grazing) and they're known to us but still observed closely for any suspicious activity. It's the most hostile area in Iraq so we didn't take any chances. In a way that's a good thing because you never get complacent.
It is no picnic here, and far from being a country club. We don't have any luxuries, no PX,(a small Haji shop with bootleg DVD's is about it) we have our TOC, chow hall and living quarters. We're not allowed SAT internet in our rooms due to all the Commo Blackouts, there are 5 working phones with bad signal, 5 working computers with less than dial-up speed. We're always busy so not much time to chat with home and our minds are elsewhere. On a positive side, if you know someone that is stationed here, they are in the best of hands.
SGT X
Camp Corregidor, Iraq
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Mar 5, 2007
 
SGT X wrote:
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It is no picnic here, and far from being a country club. We don't have any luxuries, no PX,(a small Haji shop with bootleg DVD's is about it) we have our TOC, chow hall and living quarters. We're not allowed SAT internet in our rooms due to all the Commo Blackouts, there are 5 working phones with bad signal, 5 working computers with less than dial-up speed. We're always busy so not much time to chat with home and our minds are elsewhere. On a positive side, if you know someone that is stationed here, they are in the best of hands.
SGT X
Camp Corregidor, Iraq
I hear you Bro, the only "good" thing about Camp Corregidor was that it's so busy there the time goes by quickly. My year flew past, one long minute at a time. Are the port-a-sh*tters still working? We had to burn waste for 10 months after the local workers were beheaded. Stay safe and remember, ROE#1 is the key in Ramadi.
John

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Mar 5, 2007
 
One other thing, totally agree about the "best of hands". Never, in my 14 years of military service, have I seen teamwork and professionalism and absolute courage like I did at Camp Corregidor. I guess the worst conditions bring out the best in all of us.
SGT X

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#20
Mar 7, 2007
 
ya we're up to 8 porta crappers by the TOC side, the living quarters pissers finally flooded beyond repair and are shut down for good. Water truck breaks down alot, so never any water to shower or shave. Your right about time, I don't know if the time goes by fast or it just all blends together it seems fast. No such thing as weekends so I can't tell Mondays from Fridays. As bad as it is, when people back home ask me what I want, I never have an answer. I guess I'm so used to not having I've gotten used to not wanting . We know we don't have it as good as others but we take a comfort in that. I guess it's being able to say you haven't been to Iraq until you've been to Corregidor lol.

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