Because everyone loves Stupid Soldier Tricks. These were guys from my unit at the time, circa 2006, in Iraq, finding ways to amuse themselves by taking the biggest guy we had in our PSD squad, putting him in his full armor, and then taking the smallest guy we had and…well, you can see the results.
The Company commander had to Article 15 these two afterwards. Times were rough under MNCI General Order 1.
Four-Head Palace, FOB Prosperity, Baghdad. First we dropped a bomb on it, then we turned it into a Brigade HQ.
On the road to Baghdad, probably one of the most sought-after shots of the trip.
Al-Mansur Mosque in Baghdad, viewed through a night vision device. This is an absolutely mammoth mosque, still under construction, and supposedly will be the largest in the world if it’s ever completed. I’ve seen smaller castles in my time. We did our best not to shoot at this thing.