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Letter From Iraq
From L:

from underground GI news

(excerpt)

Saturday, July 03, 2004 2:45 PM

In the past week alone, our convoys have been hit by three roadside explosives, and managed to detect as many more before they were detonated.

Area base camps endure multiple shellings, every day, with few exceptions. These have been particularly devastating, as the rounds have impacted among the tents and trailers of soldiers and civilian employees alike. A little more than a week ago, a volley of shells struck the Post Exchange in Ballad, killing three, including a father of two, one day before the end of his tour.

Right now, the worst things in my life are a broken digital camera and a lack of ice, since someone shelled the ice factory.