When the violence stops, Iraq could be a great winter
Ty with Jim in McLean shortly before he left
Soon after arrival, we caught Saddam!
Iraq has some stark beauty
View from a palace balcony
and from luxury transportation
One of Uday's Lions
Ty with Sayeed Qizwini
4th Infantry HQ
View of the Tigris
Local sentiments expressed
Ty after convoy auto accident
Aerial view of palace
Ty's car after accident
Giant Hands with Sword on Old Parade Grounds
Memorial Service for two fallen soldiers in Ba'quba
Blackhawk -- The only way to travel!
Door Gunner over Mosul
To the left is a picture of a
statue made by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was
forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze
busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. This artist was so
grateful that the Americans liberated his country, he melted 3
of the fallen Saddam heads and made a memorial statue
dedicated to the American soldiers and their fallen comrades.
Kalat worked on this night and day for several months.
To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl
giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his
comrade in arms. It is currently on display outside the palace
that is now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will
eventually be shipped and shown at the memorial museum in Fort
Another view of this statue