Skip Navigation
Regional News
NY Guard settles into converted Iraqi Air Force bunkers north of Baghdad.
NY Guard settles into converted Iraqi Air Force bunkers north of Baghdad.

Iraq Diary, pt. 5: North Country Soldiers Settling in Under Fire

Listen to this story
April was a tough month for New York's soldiers and sailors serving in Iraq. Seven men died as unrest and violence spread across the country. An Army Reserve unit based in Uniondale, New York is now at the center of a growing controversy over the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners. As April began, dozens of National Guard and Reserve soldiers from the north country were settling in for a year-long deployment inside the Sunni Triangle. In this fifth chapter of his audio diary, Army Chaplain Eric Olsen, from Saranac Lake, describes their first weeks in Iraq as tense and hectic, but also fascinating.

See this


Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Reported by

Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.