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For those who remember sending Egg to Afghanistan

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Posted by: Mickey on 2020/06/22 09:08:04  

I just randomly sent a note to our Captain to see if he was around.
Got an answer.


Morning Mickey!,

It's great to hear from you. How have you been?

I am EXTREMLY sorry I have not contacted you in years past. I lost all
emails when Army migrated to a new email system. That is no excuse though
and I am truly sorry.

But here's an update on myself and The Big Green Egg in Afghanistan.

So long story short for the MBGE is I cooked on that egg for 6 hours every
Tuesday and Friday prior to going to my night shift. Soldiers were coming
out of the wood works to have a great meal, nonalcoholic beer, and cigar if
possible. The Dining Facility (DFAC) Manager supplied us enough food every
time we utilized the MBGE. Some examples were normally around two x ten lb
batches of Hamburger meat, ribeyes, Sausages, pork chops, and pretty much
whatever we wanted or could procure. The Afghans did supply us a leg of
lamb in a plastic bag....... I cooked that thing forever and came out
"ok".... Turns out they like their lamb cut up in pieces and cooked
through. I cooked it together and slow. But like I said it came out "ok".

Right before we left we did conduct a transfer of authority to a small group
that was attached to us. These fine gents were from the Airforce and had
been there to observe the tradition for about 2 months prior to us leaving.
Last I had heard the MBGE was still being utilized with the Soldiers that
replaced us. I have reached out to see if there was any recent news or MBGE
stories but have nto received any feedback.

As for my personal life a lot has happened.
Came back in 24DEC11. No major issues. We came back 100% of our personnel.
The replacement unit had sever KAI's shortly after we left. Very sad.

Got married 12JAN13. We dated 6 months prior to deployment, thru the year
deployment and I proposed in JAN12.

First kid, Little girl, 01OCT14

Got off Active Duty and joined the reserves 31DEC14. Was burned out and
wanted a fresh start. Sort of "Grass is greener on the other side"

Worked at Chemical Plant 01JAN14 to OCT17. This was an eye opening
experience. Although I learned a lot during this time frame it was not for
me. I missed the military and the comradery.

Second Kid, little boy, 30SEP16

Was put on orders for Army Reserve OCT17 thru OCT19. I received a call one
day stating they needed a volunteer to help out with a few action items. I
volunteered thinking it was only for a few weeks. Two years later I was
picked up for the AGR program. BACK TO ACTIVE DUTY LIFESTYLE.

That's just a quick snap shot of my life. I am very blessed with my wife,
Amanda, and two kids, Morgan (girl) and William (boy). They are a hoot. My
military career is ramping back up again and I projecting to retire off
active duty in 8 years. I still use my medium BGE to cook mainly steaks and
burgers. Recently trying slow cooking pork for pulled pork sandwiches and
turkey. They have come out better than the LAMB lol. The pork I cook at
250 degrees with place setter in it. I'm not sure if that's too hot or what
but its definitely not "pull the bone out" quality. So work in progress.

Other than that I believe that's it.

Once again thank you for contacting me and fixing us up with the MBGE while
deployed. It made the deployment memories even better as well enhanced the

My contact information is below if you ever want to give me a call.

Very Respectfully,

Christopher D. Pearson

Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini....Now a Mini-Max (I\'m good).
Salado, Texas & 30A (Santa Rosa Beach, FL)

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