A Song

Well things here have really changed. It went from a cool and breezy average temperature of 90 to about 117 in a couple of weeks. It is so hot that I don’t even want to go outside. I have a new appreciation of my air conditioned operations center and definitely appreciate the poor soldiers in full battle rattle out on operations. We had a high of 122 in the shade the other day and I got a glimpse of what hell would be like. I am just going to have to sing in church on Sunday and hope for the best. Your know it is hot when the Chaplain looks at you and says, “Rob, I never really understood what God forsaken meant, until now.”
I wrote a song about fallen soldiers and performed it at our Memorial Day ceremony. If anyone would like to see the video, I have posted it on my facebook page. Don’t judge the voice to harshly…I was a bit nervous and a little choked up, so be kind in your comments.
My 18 year old son graduated high school yesterday and I wish I had been there. At least he graduated, what a relief.
We are working diligently to wrap up the mission and transition the remaining tasks to follow-on units. It seems the operational tempo is going through the roof when you think it would be winding down. We have 58 days left until I can put my boots in my own closet and hung my lovely wife. See you all soon.
MAJ P
Robert F. Paoletti
MAJ, MP
Chief of Operations
49th MP BDE

Hello all,

Well things here have really changed. It went from a cool and breezy average temperature of 90 to about 117 in a couple of weeks. It is so hot that I don’t even want to go outside. I have a new appreciation of my air conditioned operations center and definitely appreciate the poor soldiers in full battle rattle out on operations. We had a high of 122 in the shade the other day and I got a glimpse of what hell would be like. I am just going to have to sing in church on Sunday and hope for the best. Your know it is hot when the Chaplain looks at you and says, “Rob, I never really understood what God forsaken meant, until now.”

I wrote a song about fallen soldiers and performed it at our Memorial Day ceremony. If anyone would like to see the video, I have posted it on my facebook page. Don’t judge the voice to harshly…I was a bit nervous and a little choked up, so be kind in your comments.

My 18 year old son graduated high school yesterday and I wish I had been there. At least he graduated, what a relief.

We are working diligently to wrap up the mission and transition the remaining tasks to follow-on units. It seems the operational tempo is going through the roof when you think it would be winding down. We have 58 days left until I can put my boots in my own closet and hung my lovely wife. See you all soon.

MAJ P

Robert F. Paoletti
MAJ, MP
Chief of Operations
49th MP BDE