Archive: Arrival Iraq

Arrival Al Asad, Iraq 9FEB06

I had dosed off during the ride to Al Asad and was oblivious to the world until I felt something smacking my knee. I convinced myself it was just another soldier trying to get comfortable in the C-130's seating, until I heard my name repeated with each punch. I opened my eyes in the green light of the transport's passenger area, strapped in face-to-face with other members of the unit. One of my buddies was waking me to get ready to depart the plane....

By Bert Stover | February 23, 2006; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (15)


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