Only In Israel

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Nice to know someone has your back

This week the Friends of the IDF Young Leadership forum visited our camp, and donated us a nice club. It has a TV, VCR player, sterio system, bunch of games, and ofcourse, most importantly an air conditioner.
We all sat around waiting for the American guys to come in and everyone got himself an American and we just walked in groups to see a display of our weapons. It was quite fun, walking around with the guys, although seing civilians, especially foreigners inside the base was kinda surreal.
The folks were real funny, they cheered when the launchers drove around and applauded things we do on daily basis. The funniest part was probably when they realised that a girl fighter was around (you see, most of us were in the field, and only a few of us were up in the base to greet the group), usualy we'd have plenty of women fighters aruond, but then it was just her.
With yells of "oooh! I wanna take a picture with the girlie soldier" they ran to her, bombarded her with questions, took endless pictures with her, and eventually it happened so that she was locked alone in the new club with a bunch of Americans.
I just wanted to thank those people for giving us a feeling with have someone behind us, and thinking about us combat soldiers even abroad, not living in Israel. You honestly have no idea how special and important is the thing you have done for us. Thank you.

2 Comments:

  • My friend Ariel (shiryon) got to meet up with American teenagers too, and I think he had some of the same thoughts about it. It really is a special gesture.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:56 AM, September 17, 2004  

  • I think about you so often, all of you, and I pray for your lives and sanity. You may be alone but you are not alone.

    By Blogger The Lioness, at 3:13 PM, October 08, 2004  

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