" In a single burst of jubilance, one soldier shouted out the back of his Stryker vehicle, “We won, we're going home! We won! Its over! America, we brought democracy to Iraq!”
As a result of his service, Pfc. Joshua Abblar, who is originally from the Philippines, became a U.S. citizen during a Fourth of July ceremony presided over by Vice President Joe Biden in Baghdad. He was proud of his work and almost wistful about leaving.
“Our job was to provide security to Iraqi people, go on patrols and make sure nothing was happening. Also clearing roads of IED explosives and supporting the new government that’s forming now,” said Abblar.
This was his first deployment, but he was ready for more. “I just started my job, it’s my first year and I loved every second of it… I feel kind of sad because we got a bond between the people in Iraq.”Combat troops on Iraq pullout: 'I'm going home'
, August 19, 2010On your way out, and to cement our bonds with the U.S., did you take the black body bags of these soldiers with you?July 10, 2010
(Video: Killing six American engineering corps soldiers north of Baghdad)July 18, 2010
(Video: Destroying an American robot in Baghdad)July 23, 2010
(Video: Frontal assault on American military vehicle in Mosul)August 9, 2010
(Video: Another frontal assault an American Humvee in Anbar)August 13, 2010
(Video: Blowing up an American military vehicle north of Baghdad)August 16, 2010
- Blowing up mine sweeper north of Baghdad)UPDATES:August 28, 2010
(Video - Blowing up an American military vehicle in Kirkuk)August 31, 2010
(Video: Sniper kills American soldier in Tikrit) Sniper kills U.S. soldier in Tikrit
August 31, 2010. This is not reported by the
"main media's reliable site" Iraq CasualtiesP.S. These are but a few samples, among many others in the past months, that are not being reported by the U.S. army, nor in the mainstream media with their embedded journalists. Perhaps another bout of Wikileaks is required.MORE ATTACKS:September 7, 2010
(Video: Missile attack on an American helicopter in Mosul)September 28, 2010
(Video: Sniper killing an American soldier in Baghdad)November 14, 2010
(Video: Blasting a Humvee north of Baghdad)November 21, 2010
(Video: Sniper killing an Ameican soldier in Tikrit) this time it is reported
Date .. ........Country..Name ........Rank ........Cause ........................................Province Place of Death 11-21-2010 US Luff Jr., David J. Sergeant Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire Salah ad Din Tikrit