- Feb 5, 2011
My first experience driving a tractor was in Afghanistan. I'd retired from active duty (US. Navy) and gotten a contract job working on Blackhawks for the Army up north in MEZ by Camp Marmal. It's in the foothills of the Hindu Kush and gets a bit of snow. I show up and I guess it was the next day or so, we go out to tow a Blackhawk in to our hangar and low and behold they were using a John Deer. Later I learned and became a decent enough tractor driver. I was 50 at the time....sort of late I suppose.