I was a senior staff officer in the Idaho Army National Guard. I deployed to northern Iraq in in December 2004, and returned home in November 2005. My blog focuses on military life of a Guardsman, as I saw it, with forays into other topics from time to time.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Chemical Ali's Swimming Pool
You probably recall the infamous Chemical Ali , known for gassing and killing thousands of Kurds. He had several villas west of Kirkuk, one of which was in the middle of a small FOB. Our soldiers lived in the villa and other buildings.
As you can see, the soldiers turned Chemical Ali's swimming pool into their clothesline for drying laundry.