Kyle decided before he left for Iraq in December of 2006, that he would keep a journal of everything that was going on. That didn’t happen, as he was OBA (Overcome By Activity). However, he did manage to keep it up all throughout, here and there, whether he wrote something every other day or once a month. His journal was for his time there, events, work, emotions, everything; in order to share it for future generations to come, and now for you, our loyal listeners:

Entry #13 of 17:

2 May 07
H/C: 45+

I'm officially done supporting these people. This new group that's been here for about a month or so has finally gotten on my last nerve. They don't have the first idea how to find these insurgents, and they aren't utilizing me the way they should. They just don't get it. Anyhow, I've had well over 45 people killed so far, and I've become completely numb to it. I'm numb to everything at this point. I am supposed to be leaving in about a month, and still don't know if I have a replacement yet. Everyone in my group has one except for me.  Enough of the "boo hoo, woe is me" crap... Life around here is obviously getting crazier each day. We get bombed/shot at about 1-4 times a day on average, but I just get used to it, and tend to ignore it. Well, I think I'm about done for today, I've gotta shower and eat. Oh yeah, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQIZ) is "supposedly" dead... wonder how that happened...

Kyle Mills - Iraq Deployent, Road to Ramadi
Kyle Mills - Iraq Deployment, Road to Ramadi

From Kyle, today:

This is pretty much the height of my frustrations. Really, looking back at it, maybe I should've chilled out a bit. Sometimes, people just don't work well together. Live and let live... or die. "

This is the 13th of a 17-part series, that will cover my entire journal, from my deployment to Iraq from December 2006 – July 2007. Check in next week for the next installment, when I get my updated info about a replacement, and possible plans to move on to a new location.

CLICK HERE to see last week’s installment of this 17-part series.

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