One of the concepts that I often discuss with people here in Iraq is that after 10 or so months in Iraq–life in Iraq becomes normal. It is normal to walk everywhere, it is normal to eat at the DFC, and it is normal to never have a day off.
With that comes a challenge.Â Everything I experience becomes mundane, but when I look back at it five months from now it will all seem a little odd.Â Writing about the normal is difficult, because I have forgotten that it is not normal for 99% of the country.
So, I would love to have some help from you–the reader.Â What are you interested in, about a deployment in Iraq that I haven’t covered. Or if you showed up later during the deployment and and don’t know if I have covered it or not, but you still would like to know.
Would you leave a comment?Â Ask me what it is you want to know about Soldier, about my perspective on the war, or about life in general. Obviously, I can’t write anything that violates OPSEC–operational security…but there are many things that I can write about.
So here is your chance, ask me anything you want to know about Iraq and I will post about it in the coming days and weeks.
Simply write a comment below.