Sunday, 21 October 2007

Afghanistan, a country that is truly in need of our help . . .

Dear All,

I am writing to you all from FOB Salerno, Afghanistan with a small story of my experiences in a country that truly is in need of our help.
I am Sergeant First Class Michael Fields from Spokane Valley, Washington.
First and foremost I would like to tell all of the American people thank you, for all of your help and support.
I think that the best way that I could describe Afghanistan is the wild wild west, or life on the great frontier. The Afghan people are a very friendly and affectionate people who really want our help and our free way of life. I have been fortunate enough to go out on a few humanitarian aid missions through out eastern Afghanistan, giving medical help whee we can, to a people that are in dire need of it.


You see there is no medical system in place over here.

You can tell that they are governed by a different way of life here.
The men run everything here, and the women are seldom seen and never heard.
When we go out on our medical missions, it is always the men that come out
first for the help, and then the boys, and if there is anything left they will
allow only the sickest of the women and girls to come for our care.

But make no doubt about it, what we are doing here is making a difference
in the Afghan people's way of life, and improving their quality of
life.























Life on the FOB (forward operating base) is not too bad, we have all we need to get by and we are as safe as we can be.

Some here don't ever leave the FOB and I feel for them, because there is so much to see here in this vast wilderness.

If I had to pick a place that best describes this place I would have to say the mountains around El Paso, TEXAS or White Sands, New Mexico.

We stay very busy in our hospital which is both good and bad. Good that time goes by very fast, bad that too many people are getting wounded.

But don't you all worry back home about our soldiers, we are giving them the best care in the world.

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25 comments:

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Mike H. said...

Mike, keep up the good work. I sympathize with anyone who has to come from the Spokane Valley and to be honest with you I sympathize with anyone who comes from Spokane County too. I'll get over it one of these days.

Stay safe and realize that there are those who don't write letters to the editors anymore they write comments to the blogs. They know what's going on over there because you're telling us about it.

Mike H. Spokane, WA

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Fields,

Thanks also for your service. My son works in the TOC at Salerno, and is a Mead grad. You never know when you are going to run into someone from the GSL. He doesn't get outside the wire much, but wishes he could.

Parafister20 Dad

The Loon said...

Sgt. Fields, you and everyone on FOB Salerno are daily in this Canadian's thoughts and prayers.

Your sacrifices are not forgotten and neither is anyone on your base.

May God Bless and keep you all, Sgt. Fields.

Mary Brenner said...

Sgt. Fields,

You are my hero, Dad. I love you very much and you are missed so much. Come home safe to us. Bethany misses Grandpa Mike. I'll see you in January :)

Brittany Fields said...

Im so proud of you daddy! I miss you so much and cant wait to see you in January! Be safe!

brittany said...

and i love you soooo much!!

Haole Wahine said...

Yes, Mike, I'm counting.

That's seven. 7 siete sept hapt haft

If the President or Laura pops in, I'm folding my tent.

Gratitude and Prayers, SALERNO and family

George W. Bush said...

SFC Fields
We are all very proud of you here at the White House. Take care

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