Our Afghanistan

I have been to Afghanistan three times. Each time it was a one-time thing for half a year. You fly away, you arrive. There was no possibility of any vacation. Some families tolerated it very well. One earns some money, nothing happens, everything is fine. But it also happened that the woman couldn’t do it alone at home. Those are divorces, life complications. It depends on the individuals.

Those first missions were quieter. We supervised the order in Lógar, their elections. There were very few rocket attacks. When I flew there two years later, the Taliban were more hardened, attacks on the base were more frequent.

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