No Mochaccinos, No Problem for Marines of Echo Company -- The Danger Room
MIANPOSHTEH, Afghanistan — By any rational measure, the Marines of Echo company should be miserable. During the day, they trudge through the mud until they got shot at and endure temperatures that regularly spike above 110 degrees. At night, they sleep in holes in the dirt, next to mortar tubes. Dinner for the last three evenings has been something brown called “beef burgundy.” With enough hot sauce, you can keep it from tasting too much like cigarettes.
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My Comment: The Danger Room has a series of excellent articles that report what the fighting has been like for the past month. My recommendation is go through their archives and enjoy each story.