Iraq War Diary 2004: Al Anbar

Camp Ramadi, 2004
Camp Ramadi, 2004

Posted by jim on October 14, 2004 at 09:53:16:

I’m in Anbar Province, site of the most US deaths outside of Baghdad. al-Anbar includes Fallujah and Ramadi, and a lot of small surrounding towns and wide open desert. Yesterday, I covered a memorial for a 19-year-old soldier from PA, one of four US deaths in five days in Ramadi, ending Monday.

Then today, two more guys from his battalion, who were probably at that memorial yesterday, were killed when an RPG struck their Humvee and set it on fire. A little while later, another Humvee leaving the base was struck by a roadside bomb, seriously injuring two more soldiers.