The story gives a picture of military service in Anbar Province and delves into the opinions of our soldiers regarding the mission.
ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq — The moon hasn't yet risen, and the road is dark.
On the first midnight run of a two-night journey from Camp Ramadi to a small outpost a few miles from the Syrian border, a long convoy of armored semitrailers snakes past darkened farms, dusty hamlets and Iraqi police checkpoints.
The caravan is led by an MRAP, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, the military's 14-ton answer to roadside bombs, driven by 20-year-old Chantelle Schweiger, a Seabee with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, dispatched to Iraq from Naval Base Ventura County.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
The Ventura County Star (Calif.) sent reporter Scott Hadly to embed with American troops. I don't see any agenda from Hadly apart from reporting on what he sees and hears.