Dagger Times Delta Company 1-167th Infantry
14 January 2013
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Inside this issue: Soldier Photos
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan: A cool afternoon on the 22nd day of December 2012, second platoon had a small Christmas get together. It was a time for the platoon to get together and sort of slow down a little and have a little fun. Thanks to 1LT Graham’s family we had enough gifts to play dirty Santa. So we got all 19 individuals together and put numbers in a hat. We started the game by letting the lowest to the highest rank pick a number. After all members of the platoon got their number it was game on. The first player to pick a gift was SPC Timothy Enzor, everyone who has played this game knows that being first is never good, but SPC Enzor opened his gift and found that he had an autographed Alabama football by Roy Upchurch. Not a bad start but how long could he hold that gift before someone took it? The game went on the
next 5 or 6 soldiers took a gift instead of trading we got everything from remote control cars and helicopters , fleece blankets and flashlights to turkey and duck calls. I began to wonder if anyone was going to trade and then it happened— PFC Barton got his taken which was a nice blanket and flashlight. After that one swap things went crazy with the last few soldiers. We have 19 soldiers in our platoon so on number 18 1LT Graham had his turn he took his gift and opened it and it was a turkey call, to this point almost everyone was satisfied with what they had ended up with. Now only one more soldier left to pick or steal, that soldier was SPC Seevers, being the avid hunter and outdoorsman he asked 1LT Graham to see the turkey call. SPC Seevers looked the turkey call over and said “I’ll take it” so he took the turkey call and 1LT Graham had to get an-
other gift. 1LT Graham got his gift and opened it and it was a pair of thong panties, 2 sneaker ball deodorizers and some KY jelly. Everyone in the platoon busted out with laughter. It seemed that we had saved the best for last. After that the platoon posed for a platoon photo to show of the gifts (including 1LT Graham wearing the thongs, over his uniform of course). It was good to get together (continued page 2)
Above: SSG Paul Burnett, 2nd
PLT Platoon Sergeant.
I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Years celebration. As we continue to count down the days until we return home, we begin planning and looking forward to our replacements hitting the ground and taking over the mission from us. We
have rolled over 300 missions as a company and your Soldiers continue to do some amazing and outstanding things that you can be proud of. Our Battalion Commander LTC Bass and Command Sergeant Major Black recently visited us here at Kandahar Airfield. They had the opportunity to go on a visit with us to an Afghan Uniform Police NCO graduation with Brigadier General Zarifi (the Afgahan Police Training General). They also had a chance to talk with several NCO’s and Officers in the company
and express their gratitude on what a good job everyone is doing. I thank you again for your continued prayers and support and look forward to seeing everyone upon our return. We can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel of our long journey. Thank you God Bless!
William J. Hurd CPT, Infantry Commanding D Co 1-167th IN, TF Centurion Prime
A Little Christmas Fun (continued) for a short minute and pause from our everyday mission and laugh and have a little fun. Special thanks go out to the Graham family for the wonderful gifts and the smiles they produced on this cool December afternoon.
Random Dagger Pictures
Random Dagger Pictures