Monthly Archives: April 2011

Final Assignments, leaving Baghdad and arriving in Taji

There had been a rumour floating around that, due to another day of Iraqi protests, we’d be in lockdown again on Friday (the protests are always on Fridays).  Col.  Soracco said it was just a rumour and to ignore it … Continue reading

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Monday Mar 7 Monday morning, there was a meeting re travel plans for those of us going to Taji or Speicher; we were told we would leave the next day at 4 on a state rhino (government armoured bus) to … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 5 The rooms are not large in temporary billeting in Union III and afford almost no privacy at all. I had a room to myself for a day or two after Mary the forensic scientist and Kim the … Continue reading

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