It has been so busy lately I haven’t had time to write in this. Since I last wrote we’ve been deployed three times I think. I’ll have to go through the records to figure out. First stop was Ord Mantell for reequipping and retraining. We have a large number of new troopers in my platoon. Its now a waiting game to see who will be here in a month and who will be transferred or sent home.
We were deployed to a planet I had never heard before, Hasiera. A small world built around mining and drilling for minerals. Reasons are as they always are, the Empire is there and doesn’t want to leave and we’re sent in to make them leave. You know its going to be a rough deployment when you crash on to the planet. Our gunship took massive AAA fire as we were landing and came in hard. We were sent in to take the guns out. First squad went into the quarry while I went with third squad to provide over-watch. Took out the guns and I nearly had a heart attack when a SAM tank shot at my Vy overhead.
The invasion kept going and every day made it clear how bad SIS underestimated the enemy’s strength. More Troopers than you can shake a stick at with a generous helping of Sith. Then came Hira, the capital. We were assaulting the Southern approach and tasked with taking the starport. All was well until the remaining Imperials on the planet all made a bee line for our position. We had to have the entrance destroyed and the rest of us evacuate to a cruiser in orbit. I invariably had my ass chewed out for that.
Now we are on Tatooine. Fighting Imperial trained insurgents. I don’t know why they are here. Maybe something from before the war. Regardless, they’re here and we are here to eliminate them. We found out the other day just how well trained and armed these insurgents are. A large group, probably platoon strength in size assaulted the FOB. They started the whole thing with BANTHAS. Three of them, one of them exploding right next to us. It wounded Doctor Arnasi pretty bad. Then it just got worse. The insurgents on the other side of the base were able to knock out half a squad and push into the base. We managed to take them out, but damn. These Insurgents aren’t your rag tag group of irate farmers. The Imperials have to be training and arming them. This isn’t going to be an easy deployment, that is for certain.
To end on a bright spot, since I last wrote, I am no longer dating. Vyen’a has now been elevated to fiancée status. She proposed to me a while back. Not sure when we’ll get married, not for a long while. There is still so much happening and I’d really like to have something of a normal wedding. I know mom would kill me if anything but would happen. So until then, I’ll enjoy this the best I can.