Want to know what combat is like?
By Corporal Lawrence, C.
Well, I am still here in Iraq, and with regards to this war, I can say I have seen and done some amazing things.
I’ve seen both cowards and heroes both young and old.
Been both confident and terrified, both at the same time.
I’ve grown to love and hate people with a fierce passion.
I’ve given food to the starving, and water to the thirsty.
I’ve seen the pain and uncertainty in a man, woman, and child’s face right before they died.
I’ve seen the terror in a man’s face when my weapon was pointed at his head.
I’ve looked a man in the eyes right before I put a sandbag over his head.
I’ve tasted the burn of OC/pepper spray as I sprayed a man in the face.
I’ve learned Arabic from a 12 year old girl who was my friend.
I’ve waved hello back at so many passing cars, I felt like I was famous.
I’ve been on TV 4 times, and then watched the media tell lies about us.