Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Iraq article with my photos in the Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin

The Rochester Minnesota Post-Bulletin ran a couple of nice feature articles today on SSG Michelle Smith including several of my photos of her taken in Iraq this past January:

* National Guard gunner returns to farm life

* National Guard service became a career for Minnesota woman

Here are the photos they ran:

SSG Michelle Smith, Blackhawk crew chief and door gunner, scanning constantly for ground fire.

SSG Michelle Smith, CW2 Gary Ng, CW2 Christopher Frazer, and SPC Joe Grabrick, all of Minnesota, prepare to shutdown for the night in Balad, Iraq.

And here is my favorite picture of Michelle that they did NOT choose to use:

SSG Michelle Smith, Blackhawk crew chief and door gunner, stands by to watch engine start at the beginning of a mission.

Quote of the day

"Optimism is a force multiplier"


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