Sunday, January 11, 2009

Whats in a Name?

Hello everyone.

Take the name Gringo for example, I was given this nickname when I was stationed in Panama. If you have not noticed by now I am a United States Army Soldier. While being in a foreign country was an awesome experience I also got a little tag line associated with me.

  • Gringo –noun, plural -gos. Usually Disparaging.
    (in Latin America or Spain) a foreigner, esp. one of U.S. or British descent.

However to most of the Panamanians it meant Green Go or (verde para fura)

I was stationed there right before the invasion or what we like to call "Just Cause"

The United States invasion of Panama, codenamed Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989, during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and ten years before the Panama Canal was transferred from control of the United States, back to Panama. During the invasion, de facto Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed and the Panamanian Defense Force dissolved.

My Intent of this blog is to express my feelings and just like the title says gain the Pursuit of Happiness that everyone wants and strives to achieve.

Threw out the following days, months and hopefully years I will lead you on my life, show you its ups and Major downs, so possibly you wont make the same mistakes that I have. Even better yet maybe you will excel and improve from my feats and insure that you obtain the Pursuit of Happiness you deserve.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really kind of fascinated in what you are writing here. I know you say that you don't really "write" but damn! You do this very well!