Baghdad 2004

  I was fortunate enough to spent two months in the summer of 2004 embedded with the Arkansas 39th Infantry Brigade as they were stationed in Baghdad, Iraq.  The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, my current employer, sent a reporter and photographer to cover them for a year.  I was one of the lucky photographers who rotated in.  I was there from July through September.  As you can imagine, a summer in Baghdad was excruciating.  Daily highs were 110+ and add that along with full body armor, photographing was a challenge at times.

But is was an incredible two months.  I am fortunate that I had a wonderful boyfriend back home taking care of my house, finances and my kitties.  I am even more thanful that boyfriend is now my husband!


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