A few years back, I had explored some beautiful, though quite dilapidated homes through Ashtabula, OH. Nothing out of the ordinary from one of the many frequent days spent exploring this summer, however one thing had caught my eye.
During the exploration of one of these many crumbling abodes, I noticed a pair of discs labeled “Afghanistan.” I picked up the discs, dusted them off and brought them straight to my laptop, only to discover some incredible footage from US troops when they were stationed in Afghanistan.
It’s sad, knowing that somewhere along the lives of this home’s former inhabitants, these discs were buried beneath the mess and left behind. I will only post this one image and a single video from the discs, as I do not want to post everything, but rather find the source of these discs. With help from everybody, I think this could be a possibility. I have made some attempts at contacting two pages, which I believe to be the original source of these discs, but we will have to wait and see.
As the video clip ends, you can see that the disc originated from a LCpl. Charles Poag. I am not entirely knowledgeable of what the other letter and number combinations mean. It’s incredible how much is left behind, and unless stumbled upon by an explorer or otherwise, most of it will forever fade into a forgotten past. There is so much more history surrounding us than any of us could ever know – and imagining how much has been lost – how much we will never see…it’s upsetting.
Once again, I would like to say that I will not be posting a ton of images or videos from these discs, as I would first like to be in contact with the one who created them.