This photo essay tells the story of a typical mission day in Iraq for the 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the Minnesota National Guard. The mission includes a highly unusual landing at an Iraqi Police station in the heart of the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad.
The complete collection includes 50 photos, but due to bandwidth limitations it may take a few days to get them all uploaded. And there is also some "spirited debate" going on between me and the S-2 (Intelligence) section and various Public Affairs Officers over whether or not some of my pictures can be released to the public...
(Click the image above to like to the rest of the photos.)
Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)
Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/arrival_alignright_v.php