I finally got most of the nearly 1000 pictures I took in Iraq in 2005 loaded on shutterfly.
A little background.
I was at Camp Bucca in southern Iraq. Our camp is a detention facility for suspected unsurgents wither waiting to be released or sent to prison. They are not war prisoners and absolutely are not mistreated. Sometimes I think they had it better than us. Camp Bucca is one of the largest with over 7000 detainees. My first 9 months there I was doing internal security patrols or manning guard towers. Blah! I didn't go to sit inside walls. The lasst three were doing convoy escort duties around the south half of the country. This was the gravy. We got to see schools open, hospitals open. participate in the election process. It wasn't without a price. September 28, 2005 was out Black Wednesday when one of our gun trucks was hit by an IED. We lost a great friend, Sgt Steve Morin from our army unit, and A1C Liz Jacobson. The first female Security Forces officer killed in combat and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was an outstanding soldier, even if she was Air Force.
Their gunner was also injured pretty bad.
So, the first link is from Camp Bucca, just daily life in and around the camp. Second link is from the convoy team.
Camp Bucca pictures