The road sign promintently read Baghdad as our humvees roared forward leaving behind the comfort of the wait. We were now entering the mysterious heart pounding unknown that was Iraq.

March 8, 2003

"Oh shit! We got our first confirmed kill", a voiced blared over the radio. Drops of blood splattered on my humvee window. The 5 ton vehicle driver upfront had veered into a dog. I looked over at my LT and he just shrugged.

Jairo Pineda