David says he’s staying fairly safe for the most part, not venturing out of the Green Zone when not on duty. The biggest challenge is the weather, where it has been raining tremendously, creating a sandy mud that gets over everything. It has even snowed, with the temperature dipping to 25 degrees.
Pondering his place in the current state of affairs and our involvement in the Middle East, David has the following to offer:
“Regardless of one’s political opinion, the essence of a soldier is to serve. Therefore, I do not intend to be a hero, just to be twice the citizen I would have been otherwise”.