Steel behind the rock

This site is dedicated to all of the members of the 4/38th Army Reserve Unit

Army Reserve

MSG Robert James

MSG James during his promotion ceremony

Somewhere in Afghanistan

after landing

landing zone

Bob with Ann Curry

before lift of
Bob and soldier shot from the door Camp Vance looks a lot like Viet-Nam
pilot's view soldiers serving together guns box of guns
more guns checking out the take guns in plastic guns in plastic bags
shot of base Bob and another soldier mountain view view of mountains
base camp view of the base another view of the base base by the border
base photos view from the helicopter Bob at base Bob during flight
helicopters support unit 3-401st team in afghanistan  

dated 12 December 2007:
hope I got the grades right We went to this School to help fix something first day got all the broken windows fix now need to work on the stove pipes they got hole in them and the smoke gets in to the room and you know how that is i enjoys this so much to help them there looking for paper and pencil and school thing but I'm working on it thru wisc if I can hope you liked the pic went to eat in town on the way back could not eat it all it was very good food chicken cordon blue

girls smiling for the camera
girls just being girls!
Grade 2 students
grade 2
3rd grade classroom
grade 3
4th grade group of students
grade 4
students in the 5th grade
grade 5
6th grade students
grade 6
students carrying a ladder
students helping out
singing a beautiful song
singing for the soldiers
boys smiling for camera
they love having their picture taken!
chicken cordon blue

dated 13 January 2008:
chopper ride to a Kosovo Army Unit

chopper landing arial view of chopper helicopter coming in
view from the chopper line of men moving towards chopper view of Kosovo from the air
mountain view from the air    

MSG James with his "most favorite person in the world"... his granddaughter!

with his granddaughter

Sgt James has received his promotion to Master Sergeant while in Iraq! We are very proud of you James (or MSG James)!!!

standing at attention


promotion ceremony

smiling after the promotion

This is a collection of pictures sent from the war by MSG James.

standing by truck trucks lined up shot up Humvee
motor pool Iraq internet two soldiers
cook-out Bob enjoying some Michigan foods in uniform