2 - 63 Armor Scout Platoon, three days before the deployment
Welcome to Macedonia
Skopje, capital of Macedonia. Set in a dry high-altitude valley surrounded by mountains, it looked amazingly like Reno at times.
A city of mosques. This was the western capital of the Ottoman Empire for several centuries.
If anyone could build a bridge to last two thousand years, it was the Romans
In the Turkish quarter
Road trip Macedonian style
At the car wash: Albanian kids, Turkish EOD sergeant, Macedonian children
There was no escaping Buffy in the late 90s. Not even in the Balkans
Christmas down range
In sparkly happy Macedonia, getting ready to go on guard duty, thanks for asking
Armed and sober...
Kosovo = mud
A mountain village near the Macedonian border "cleansed" by the Serbs during the war. This was apparently part of a strategy to prevent arms smuggling.
Our last day in country, on the way to the airport
On the plane back to Germany