The GeronimoJanuary 2, 2004
Salerno HappeningsThe World
What will you remember mostabout 2003?
The war in Iraq and my deployment to Afghanistan.
Sgt. Donald Taylor 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance)
What I will remember the most about 2003, is that it is over and the support of my wife.
Spec. Michael JandzinskiHQ Company
Being pulled from 4-123 AVN to go to Afghanistan with TF 1-501..
Pvt. Joshna AtkissonForward Support Company
My son's first day of kindergarten. Being home between two deploymentsand being able to walk him to school.
Sgt. First Class Mark AllenCompany B
Many residents of FOB Salerno have been seen at the North Gate mart out of uniform. The mart is not a securearea, and the proper uniform for all personnel, regardlessof service, going there is full battle rattle. This meanswearing your Kevlar, body armor, LBE (or equivalent) andweapon. Those in violation of this policy will be sent tosee the task force command sergeant major.
Mail Zip Code
Ensure that your family and friends are using the 09354zip code. Mail is still arriving in theater with 09355. Thismail is going to Kandahar, where there is limited planesand even more limited pallet space heading to Salerno.This means mail could take an additional month to arrive.
Uses Bikini Top To Hide Face
A man wearing a bikini top to disguise his face robbed the Northrim Bank in Anchorage on Monday.The man was described as white, about 5-feet, 10-inchesto 6 feet tall with a heavy build, and he appeared to be inhis late 20s to early 30s. He wore a baseball cap, a neongreen and blue bikini top across his face, a gray sweatshirt, jeans and workman gloves.
Man Rescued After Six Days
Iranian rescue workers found a 27-year-old man alive butin a daze, six days after an earthquake destroyed the an-cient city of Bam. Red Crescent workers initially thoughtYadollah Saadat was among the dead as they dug throughthe rubble of a house in Bam, but found him blinking andmumbling. He was trapped under a wardrobe, which prob-ably saved his life from falling debris. Death toll at 28,000.
K-1 Veteran Sapp is Popular in Japan
Former sumo wrestler Akebono didn’t last long in his K-1debut against Bob Sapp.Sapp, a former NFL lineman with the Minnesota Vikings,used a left-right combination to floor the massive Hawai-ian-born wrestler in the waning seconds of the first roundin the three-round bout before 43,500 at Nagoya Dome.“Tyson, you’re next,” Sapp said after the bout. “It’s beena year of challenges. Akebono accepted the challengeand now it’s your turn.”K-1 organizers are looking to tap into the lucrative Ameri-can market and have signed Mike Tyson, but no fightsinvolving the former heavyweight have been confirmed.
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