June 04, 2004

My local news just reported that 5 soldiers were killed while on patrol in Baghdad today. 3 of those soldiers were part of the 2/162nd Infantry based in Oregon.

I have a friend in the 2/162nd. Thier identities have not been released, due to pending notification on family. So I will be waiting and praying I don't hear a newscaster saying his name tomorrow.

Once my brother was home safely, I was relieved that I didn't have someone to worry about anymore. Then I found out my friend was stationed in Baghdad. I only got the chance to speak with him once, over AIM. I asked him if it was relatively safe where he was, he said "No, not really."

Now I am worrying again, and it makes me want to cry.