Saturday, November 19, 2005
In From the Cold
I've just arrived back at Al Qa'im after 11 days in the field with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment (F/2/1). The operation I covered with them was called "Steel Curtain". This operation was aimed at eliminating insurgents and their infrastructures in several key towns, starting at the Syrian border and moving west along the Euphrates River Valley. The fighting was intense and bloody. I'm beat. Tomorrow is Sunday and it will definitely be a day of rest for me. As soon as I can recharge myself, my digital camera and get back to my studio at Camp Fallujah I will post imagery, both photos and art. By that time hopefully I'll have processed the experience enough to give you a cogent account of what occured.