This is my first (2nd if you include my intro) so I wanted to post something somewhat interesting. I hope you enjoy it and comments on the pictures are appreciated. This was our first mission to Ramadi we woke up at 2-3am to prepare for this mission. I can honestly say this was the only time during my deployment I was actually nervous. In our mission statement the thing that got me was that they threw grenades from roof tops into the turret normally it wouldnt bother me because I was normally on the assault team which meant I would be dismounted but I got stuck on driver rotation so this little tidbit bothered me. The mission was to go through every house in our lane looking for certain people, weapons they shouldnt have, IED materials, etc. I just drove the platoon sergeant around so my only worry was car bombs, IEDs, and Basketball grenades. Our convoy was hit with an IED on the way to Ramadi but we did not take damage or casualties. Upon arriving at my assign location we took fire from an alley which was met with return fire. The rest of day was mostly uneventful because this was a brigade mission so we had nearly a thousand combat and support troops combing the city from house to house so the insurgents pretty much stayed low. The part of our unit that had their FOB in the city got attacked in someway every day for a year. I was injured 3 months in so I met many injured from my unit back in Colorado. (our unit had special circumstances which is why all our injured was in a single location but thats a story for another time) The alley we took fire from (which happend to be where we were going anyway). Nice little greeting spray painted on the wall from our friends. A long day (nearly 14 hour mission). This is my platoon sergeant. Observing.