So J. called today (yay!). It was brief. J. said it was so hot on his last convoy that the wind felt like "flame throwers." Apparently, any bit of wind in that kind of heat makes the heat so much worse. He said he brought out the cooling neck bands my mom had bought him and they worked quite well. You can buy the Arctic Bandana ("cool ties"). Or, if you're the crafty type, you can just make them.
*PS. Typepad (my blog host) had major malfunctions today and deleted some recent comments. So, if you are a reader whose comment was lost, please know that I did not delete it.