Tag Archives: Phil Ittner

Jake’s OIF War Journal 16: They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Now it’s time for the massively delayed birthday post! This was my second birthday in uniform, and probably the most surreal. The day before, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division completed its second Thunder Run through southern Baghdad and had moved … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 13: A Grim Day

We’re now on the 13th primary chapter of this series. Reading it, I was obviously having a bad day. I left out that when we arrived wherever it is we were, I was severely dehydrated from being in the truck … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 12: Here Comes Karbala!

This one’s short and sweet. We were starting to move after a couple days at Objective Rams. As far as most of us knew, this was the part where things could get hairy, and we’d been shown that we were … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 6: It Begins

Now we get to the good stuff. All the posts to this point have been about waiting to go to war in Kuwait. There’s a little of that here, but this is about the start of the war, written on … Continue reading

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