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On the road near Baghdad
On the road near Baghdad

Iraq Diary, pt 9: NY Guard Faces Roadside Attacks

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For National Guard soldiers stationed in Iraq, the most dangerous assignment can be driving the country's roads. Car bombs, ambushes, and improvised explosive devices--also known as IEDs--have made life risky for even the most well-armored vehicles. Army Major Chaplain Eric Olsen from Saranac Lake rides along on a supply convoy between two bases near Baghdad.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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