Reflection from Ramadi, 2004

I never would have set up a selfie in the middle of a combat mission but I did lift my head for a moment to catch this picture when I spotted myself reflected in the twisted rearview mirror of a Humvee while covering a recon mission with US Marines in the Iraqi City of Ramadi on 2004.

I spent a year covering the Iraq war for The Associated Press, ending in April, 2005.

Moon dust, 2004

US Army soldiers arrive at an outpost in the city of Abu Ghraib, on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq in 2004. They were preparing for the possibility of a major insurgent attack surrounding the imminent handover of sovereignty to a new Iraqi government.

All I remember from this day was the blazing heat and how armored vehicles had ground the sand around this building into a fine powder.