Iraq War Vet Documented His Daily Life Overseas. Take A Look At The Side You Never Get To See

April 5, 2014

An Iraq War veteran who enjoyed his experience overseas shared these amazing photos for the world to see...

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The courtyard of our brigade headquarters.

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Overlooking the view from a 700 year old sanctuary's cistern.

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Texas, only 8,000 miles away.

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St. Elijah's monastery at dusk.

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The interior view of a bunker's blast doors.

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Shooting the breeze before their shift.

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Overlooking Mosul.

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An engineer platoon's normal living conditions while on an extended mission.

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Prior to the US exodus, this is generally how things moved. Convoy stops, waits to be loaded. These drivers have tea while in limbo.

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"Worst vacation ever" - the shuttle at one FOB.

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Best lunch breaks I've ever had.

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Overlooking an outpost where i stayed for a week. just a regular family hanging clothes to dry.

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Iraq police walking into his night-shift.

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The INA getting ready for patrol.

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MRAP with complete sniffing equipment.

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As seen from the street at an outpost where we stopped for the night.

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One of the smallest outposts we've ever had to survey - basically for "as built" documentation. One satellite tower, four mobile trailers, and a HESCO barrier with 16 personnel. Falling asleep here was almost impossible.

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Your average platoon-level kitchen. Soldiers would normally receive a LOGPAC once a week and fill their chest freezer with perishables. Everything else provided was on-par with shit you'd find in the isles of a convenience store.

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An Iraqi Army officer.

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A typical outpost, here from Checkpoint 6. The haze isn't shopped; it's from the burn pit located ten feet behind the point, in front of the camera lens.

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How i spent many, many weekends and holidays with my wife and family.

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Nightfall at JSS India.

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Entrance to JSS India.

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A better-than-hasty fighting position.

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Not Golds Gym good, but it did the job.

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Oasis.

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Better than an MRE.

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Yesterday's sweaty uniforms laying in the sun to sterilize.

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Turtle Power!

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For drinking during the day, for showering at night.

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Glow sticks for light-discipine.

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Checkpoint 2 at dawn.

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Random Iraqi Soldier after his nap.

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Typical pickings at a foreign-run convenience store.

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Didn't even ask, he just offered his dinner.

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Police checkpoint.

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In the early morning rain...

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Entrance to a bunker.

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iraq pictures as soldier
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iraq pictures as soldier
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