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The same weeks I spent with MTT 172 I joined other units on patrol. Here 1st Lt. Thomas Blackburn of Heavy Company, Thunder Squadron leads a patrol to check up on Iraqi army units in his sector and talk with residents
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by Steve Mumford

Steve Mumford originally went to Baghdad in 2003 to work as a war artist, embedded with the U.S. military, both writing a journal and making drawings and watercolors of what he saw there. He has been back several times; the text that follows is a report from his current visit. The archive for Mumford’s original "Baghdad Journal" can be found here.