"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.Nice stories from the front.
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."
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Kevin Sites Blog [Late June 200 Update)
Kevin Sites Blog