Jimbo in Combat - Outer-space
A Distinguished Service Cross & another 173rd paratrooper

Behind the "Jimbo in combat" series

For those of you wondering why there is a spate of examples of my martial glory adorning the pages of BLACKFIVE, you can thank Michael Yon. His cones are all chafed that I have been commenting all over the media about wimmen in combat, and I guess he thinks I shouldn't. So he sent emails to me and Matty O and well pretty much everyone I know asking if I have ever been to Iraq or A-Stan and what my combat bona fides are. Now I don't owe him any kind of answer, but Matty O pulled some strings and got some of the missions I was on declassified, and thus the Pantheon of Jimbo in combat.

You see Mikey apparently has a fundraising campaign underway and he wants me to help. I'm not Mikey's biggest fan, so I'm a little reluctant. But I will note the following things in response to his questions about whether or not I have been to Iraq and Afghanistan or been in combat.

I have stated repeatedly that I have never been to either Iraq or Afghanistan and Mikey you even quoted me saying that yourself in a lame attempt to make fun of me. So not much there, there. Dude just a tad bit of advice, leave that shite to me, when you try the funny you become the funny, but in the bad way.  I will also state that none of the operations I was involved in while on active duty were combat in the sense of a sustained tour in a combat theater. I have never claimed otherwise. Again no there, there.

But unlike Mikey, whose fleeting visit to the SF community ended without any substance, while I was in Group I deployed dozens of times to do all kinds of interesting things. But again unlike Mikey, I don't talk about things I shouldn't or release information I shouldn't.

So good luck from all of us here at BLACKFIVE Mikey. We are happy that you got the nice long rest you needed and now are back to the important work only you can do.