It is November of 2007 and we are in southeastern Baghdad, near the city of Lutifiyah. Bravo company, 2nd battalion, 502nd infantry regiment has a Patrol Base (PB) name "Copper" approximately fifteen miles from resupply at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Kalsu. I am Private on my first deployment to Iraq, and I am still becoming accustomed to the daily life of patrol and the dangers Iraqi roads have to off. It is exciting, and we are only a few days away from a mission dubbed the "Death March," which will consist mostly of first and second squads.
"Miserable Grunts--Wayne Heath,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol1/iss1/4