We had a very close call on Sept. 11th here on Camp Victory. As this report shows, a rocket (supplied by Iran) was fired at our base. I hadn't said anything about it before for OPSEC (Operational Security) reasons, but now that it is being reported, I'm free to post away.
It landed less than 200 yards from my office (for those in VA who know Berkley, it was less than 100 yards from his office). I heard it incoming as it flew directly over our trailers. I immediately hit the deck under my desk. Then a very loud BOOM and the whole trailer shook so much that the light on the ceiling fell off one screw. We immediately ran to the bunker as they usually come in twos or threes, but thankfully this one was a solo act. If you have no idea how big a 240mm rocket is, check out Nancy's post on the incident.
It was a wild couple of a minutes to say the least, but I had a complete peace through it all as the Psalm that I read every morning quickly came to mind, especially a specific verse in that Psalm. Psalm 91 is often referred to in the military as the Soldier's Psalm. In that Psalm, verse 5 reads, "You will not fear the terror by night, nor the arrow [rocket] that flies by day" People often ask me how can I come here and if I'm not scared to be here. How much more clear can God's word be than that verse. Read the rest of the chapter and you will see why I will not fear as He is my shelter and refuge and fortress.