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Minnesota National Guard Troop Visit – Blog Entry No. 7/8

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 11, 2009 – 9:02 am

Vikings Entertainment Network’s Bryan Harper and KFAN’s Mike Morris, the former Vikings longsnapper and current host of “The Power Trip Morning Show,” will be traveling to Iraq to visit Minnesota National Guard Troops over the next week or so.  Both men will be updating fans via the vikings.com Blog on their trip about the experience.

Below is the duo’s 7th and 8th entries, sent via BlackBerry from Kuwait.

Bathroom break 1 hour in. Amazing that the Verizon phone still has service. Only things we can see right now are sand, camels and biffy’s. Its not the most comfortable ride but its certainly different. The vehicles weigh 75000 lbs. We have radio communications and its interesting to listen in.

Had some bumps along the ride here. Made it safely to Basra. Took a shower – the first one since Wednesday. Radio show starting in a bit. The base has a lot of Iraqi’s and Ugandan’s working here. Also we went through a “what to do if under attack” overview. Living in trailers while here – being treated very well. And witnessing our Minnesota National Guard members hard at work. Weather still nice at 75 degrees and sunny.


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