Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Kevin Sites Blog [Late June 200 Update)

Kevin Sites Blog
"Only about three city blocks east of teeming Shiite slums of Sader City, the base, nicknamed 'Dirty Bird,' has been mortared more than any other in Iraq -- 400 times in the last three months. And under that rain of steel, as the soldiers here refer to it, Herron is considered a mortar magnet.

Mortars fired by Shiite militia, mostly 60 or 82 millimeter, have narrowly missed killing him at least half a dozen times, including one particularly unlucky or lucky day, depending on your point of view, when he survived three very close calls."
Nice stories from the front.

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