The Angel of Death as we start down Route Irish. It's really some type momument to flight that Saddam had set up on the way to the airport, but we all refer to it as the Angel.
We never like to see traffic because it slows us down, thereby making us a better target. Often, a firefight in one part of the city will back up traffic in another part of the city for hours. This is downtown, just over the bridge heading towards Sadr City.
Iraqi Armored car at checkpoint.
Iraqi Police technical on the Bagdhad Police College compound.
Iraqi flag flying over the Interior Ministry outside of FOB Shield. FOB Shield was interesting because the entire time we were there you could hear small arms fire. Not a lot, and sometimes it came from different directions, but it was always there.
Me just outside of Sadr City.