On this day June 17, 2006

This is one of those things that touch home. On this day Us Troops and SOF forces fought insurgents for control of key areas in Ramadi Iraq. I was not there on that day, however I was there in Ramadi. When I see things about the battles there, I can completely relate. The city of Ramadi was a tricky base to control. It was in the middle of the city and Ramadi was built up next to the perimeter. I still remember when going out the back gate no matter what time a look out would be on the roof tops with an AK-47. They would report what and when we was doing things. They would point the AK-47 at you and make hostile gestures towards you. People don’t realize how handicapped the U.S is with the Geneva Convention. We follow rules of war, the enemy is not bound by. You break the rules and you will be tried by your own government, sometimes it can feel like your alone out there trying to get back to your family.

After the pull out of Iraq, it took a few days and the Iraqi Army that we gave Ramadi to was overran and lost control of Ramadi. Even the largest bases we occupied was overran. It brings back feelings when you see things in the news about the sand you walked on, the memories come back and feel like they had happened just yesterday.

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