Afghanistan Firefight Heard On Voice Mail

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  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    Oops! Sorry, Mom! :redface:

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    Note: There is a link at the site above where you can listen to the actual voicemail. The clip contains foul language.

    Wow. Hell of a thing to come home to. :eek:

    Fortunately, it would seem the young lad and his mates made it out safely. I hope they bagged a bunch of bad guys in the process.

    I have to ask, though....

    A) Seems to me that carrying a cell phone into combat, turned on, is a bad idea because it can ring at a bad moment or, if captured, be used to track down loved ones at home.

    B) If a cell phone call can be made from the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan, can someone please explain to me why the HELL I can't get reliable coverage in NEW YORK? :mad:
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Wow! Glad he's OK.
    That had to be a scary voicemail to get, especially ending that way.:eek:

    Cell coverage in Afghanistan, but not my dorm room.:confused:
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    What I don't get is why did his parents release this?
     
  4. Zaphod

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    Some people just have to have their 15 minutes, I guess. I can't think of any other reason than, perhaps, their being elated that he was actually fine in the end.
     

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