“Welcome to Baghdad”- A Short Story and Thank You to Veterans

Ten years ago today, on Veterans Day, I climbed aboard a plane at the Moline airport. I was headed for Fort Dix, New Jersey, to train before heading to Iraq. I was a young private in the Illinois Army National Guard and had graduated basic training just a few short months before we left. This was my first Veterans Day as a veteran of the … Continue reading “Welcome to Baghdad”- A Short Story and Thank You to Veterans