ON THE WAY... After nearly four weeks of preparations, I am finally on my way to Iraq. I am writing this entry from a wifi spot in the Chicago airport en route to California. I will be there for a couple days picking up some additional gear and checking into Camp Pendleton's I MEF (the Marine Corps' 1st Marine Expeditionary Force), which is the senior Marine command in Iraq right now. More soon... thanks to everyone for their ongoing support and interest.
The author is a high school history teacher and Marine reservist whose mission is to help document Marine Corps history as it occurs. This blog contains some of his personal observations and reflections as he works to document the role of the Marine Corps in the global war on terror. The opinions herein are his alone and should not be construed as those of the United States Marine Corps or Department of Defense.