Dateline: Western Baghdad
We could see the explosion from the base yesterday. Smoke in the distance usually rates hardly a passing comment, but the plume was much larger than normal… slowly spreading in the heat. The Medevacs came in low and fast – that’s good. When they come in slow you know the guys are already dead. Later we heard that 27 Americans had been killed or wounded, all from the 4th Infantry Division. Those are the guys who garrison our base and most of Baghdad. I’ve talked to them and even taken pictures with them. Bastards. God damned bastards….