July 18th, 2000
July 3 to July 5th, 2000
as seen by Tim Mikeska, Taylor Texas
Some more pictures of my visit to Bosnia.......
July 4th, 2000 Bar-B-Q in Bosnia...... right before this picture,
I was surprised to see how "red" the color of the cooked brisket
was. As it turns out the brisket had been pre-cured and then re-seasoned
with my seasoning. It was too salty !! This was an unfortunate
mistake. The hard working Bosnians in the background can be seen cooking
the steaks, chicken and ribs.
Here is a picture with Suada in the kitchen at Eagle Base. She is a
very hard working woman that spoke "almost" perfect english.
She helped me prepare the barbecue sauce and was my translator.
Two of our heavily armed Military Police Security soldiers guarding
us near one of the "mass graves".
Srebrenica..... a city terribly damaged by the war. The bare ground
near the weeds is where a Muslim mosque once stood. It was completely
destroyed. Notice the large hole in the wall, and the destroyed wall
structures in the building.
A destroyed battery factory on the road leading to Srebrenica as seen
by a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter.
A street in downtown Srebrenica. Notice the bullet holes in the second
story of the buildings.
Major General Robert Halverson, the Commanding Officer of Task Force
MG Halverson is a great leader and very capable soldier. I was honored
to be able to meet him and all his soldiers at Eagle Base.
Special Thanks to Col. Dale Pyeatt (ret.) Of the National Guard
Association of Texas.
Major General Daniel James, Adjutant General of Texas
Major General Raymond Rees, Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau
Major General Robert Halverson, Commanding Officer of Task Force Eagle
The Men and Women of the 49th Armored Division "Lone Star"
The Families of our Guardsmen who are enduring a personal sacrifice
and special thanks...... to the many employers of our National Guardsmen
who understand the importance of the mission in Bosnia.
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.......
Tuesday's Only Total....... 6,989
12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden,
Highlights: 1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's
Archive Highlights: 2-14-2000........
A Mikeska Wedding, Sheriff Ed Richards, Crockett
High School Sports Banquet
Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn
Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic
Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
3-25-2000....... Movie at the Mikeska
Home, My Children, Candy's Birthday, Military C-130 to California Catering,
Some of My Aunts.
Archive Highlights: 4-9-2000.......Serving
the Governor at the Capitol, Longhorn Band, Lt. Gov.Rick Perry and Timothy,
Astros at Enron Field, Nolan Ryan
Archive Highlights: 4-20-2000......History
of our Building, cooking a ton of beans, New Round Rock Express Stadium
"Dell Diamond", SP-500 Mobile Pit smoking our famous Pork Loin
Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic
Highlights: 5-15-2000..... My Grandfather
John Mikeska, Mom & Dad in the 1950's, My Dad and I in 1961, Skiing
Mikeska Cousins, Bosnia Update
Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox,
& Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm
Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
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