June 7th 2009 5:21 pm PT

Bound for Baghdad

 

I am a few hours away from stepping on a plane for the first leg of my journey to Baghdad, Iraq for the Iroq-Band competition taking place next week. I am honored to be asked to support the event, and I am looking forward to meeting many of service men and women that are Xbox LIVE members and blog readers who have emailed me countless tips to prepare for this experience. We’ll be recording a bunch of video for upcoming Inside Xbox segments which will air next month. With all of the travel and security involved in this trip, my online time (blog posts, twitter, twitpics and flickr) will be extremely limited. I will try to post updates to twitter if the opportunity arises, but I want to warn you that I’ll be unusually quiet (which I am sure won’t bother some of you) during my radio silence.  

During my absence, my podcast co-host e will be keeping you updated on Xbox LIVE ‘stuff’ here on the blog, while litheon will continue to keep the site and chat online and running as usual.

Thanks and I’ll be back in about 10-days with what I am sure will be extraordinary stories to share with you.

Major/Larry

 

Events By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • whodatcool1

    Have fun Major.

  • Chiron7936

    Good luck and godspeed Major!

  • Rockwell7

    good luck major nelson

  • CALZ88

    go on major….dnt forget the kevlar xbox

  • Major Nelson

    Thanks. It’s an odd combination of excitement and fright I am feeling.

  • Laz PsEG

    Enjoy yourself and stay safe, Major. This trip should be a heck of an experience.

  • Maurerk

    Good luck and enjoy yourself!

  • JackBurtonHERO

    Have a safe trip Major!!! Say Hi to the troops for me!

  • mnemo

    Have a good journey! Should be an exciting trip.

  • EMFULZ

    Have fun over there!

  • JohnEQ

    Have fun on your trip…Oh!!! and bring plenty of suntanning lotion. Oh! And another thing…don’t stop on the side of the roads, not so nice things happen when doing so. I expect plenty of pics too!!!

  • Devinant

    Good luck Major!

    We can haz lolcats? E, WE WANT LOLCATS!

  • lollip0p

    Good luck and stay safe, Larry! Have fun and thank the troops fo us!

  • Magic Whiskey

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime, actual adventure! Embrace the excitement AND the nervousness and just go with it! Can’t wait to hear all about your time there.

  • Ganon255

    Watch out for the hissing spiders.

  • Zeouterlimits

    I wonder if we should time how long e actually does some posting :D.

    Enjoy Major, already looking forward to hearing your tales!

  • A Place for Us

    What games will you be playing there?

  • DJHepcat

    enjoy and stay safe

  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    Bring Dragon Skin armour

  • eviel khon

    Stay Safe and take care.

    Godspeed.

  • yolarrydabomb

    Lets all party on his chatroom.

    jk

    Have a safe trip!

  • Anonymous

    “Thanks. It’s an odd combination of excitement and fright I am feeling.”

    that’s what i call ROCK !
    I hope vidéo games and music will bring a little peace.
    who can afford a 360 in Iraq ?

  • Mr Mcfluffin

    Safe trip Major…have a great time

  • Ganon255

    Larry you are doing an honorable thing, our troops need all the relief they can get.

    What I don’t get however is how our government has killed more people in Iraq(some estimates are over 1 million) than Saddam Hussein himself ever did(estimates 500,000). And the country is in no better shape than it was ten years ago, if not worse.

    What good have we really done for the Iraq people? We are a worse threat to the Iraqi’s than they or Hussein ever were to us.

  • jg101987

    Good luck and have fun Major.

    let the lolcats begin!

  • AIaskanGrown

    you have nothing to fear but fear itself.

  • deathtrap3000

    Majors gonna get bummed in Baghdad.

    or is that bombed…

  • AFSplat

    Say thanks to the troops for all of us. Regardless of political slant, they deserve our admiration.

  • AFSplat

    Say thanks to the troops for all of us. Regardless of political slant, they deserve our admiration.

  • moocow21

    Have a safe, fun trip Major! And say thanks to all the service men and women for us!

  • Anonymous

    Have a safe trip Major!

  • Swamp Thing 71

    Have a good trip Major, and be safe.

  • Spargo CXVII

    AD ASTRA PER ASPERA

  • I J Flo I

    Your only going for 10 days. ill be going for 6 months lol You’ll be fine major.

    Pv2 Flores, U.S ARMY

  • beckett1

    Good Luck Major

  • WiCkEd Co 80

    Don’t lose the passport or was it stolen last time?

  • Mr BoomStick XL

    Well, good luck dude and be careful out there!! It’s real nice to see you wanting to meet the men and women who protect this fine contry! I salute you major!!

  • fierfly

    Have a safe trip!!

  • II W4RLORD II

    Stay safe major and if your passing through Dubai,have fun at the clubs!

  • Codename 76

    Remember to take your Lancer with you. Just in case.

  • slambert15

    Good luck

  • JEFFROMAN654

    stay safe!!! god bless and take pics if they allow you too.

  • ChargingMuffin

    Good luck, Major! Hopefully you will return with the same amount of limbs you currently have now. :D

  • Mikro

    What’s the worse that could happen some one give Mjr Nelson a gun :p

  • Greif1970

    Good luck and have fun.

  • c333kay

    Have a safe trip Major!

  • Chitwood7412

    Good luck, Have fun, and don’t forget to give a big thank you.

  • WPAK

    Have a safe trip and take care.

  • SumHydroponic

    good luck Major, by the way, any word on the Ghostbusters Demo?

  • waldo15

    Safe trip, and give my best wishes to the troops out there. They deserve it.

    And for body armor protection worry not, just carry with you a couple of old black originial Xboxes and you’ll be able to stop even RPGs…

 
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