The MPs had misplaced our travel request. Whenever we went out of the immediate vicinity of Asmara or down the roads to Keren or Massawa, we had to submit a request with itinerary, people, and vehicles. The Eritrean liberation movements kept the local government hopping in those times.
We were not unaccustomed to arriving to sign out and having the desk sergeant know nothing of your request. So when it happened this time, Bruce made several phone calls, found the request, and had the right officer OK it. We signed out and were off the post by 8:30. Only an hour and a half later than we had planned! ...
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