I just got in touch with my best friend from back when I was in the Army. First time I'd talked to him in 5 years, since I got out. He spent time in Iraq as a tanker doing the dirty work. 3 guys I knew that were in my unit lost thier lives....That was hard to hear. My buddy, Alex, almost lost his life to a road side bomb that got his humvee. He earned the Purple Heart for it. Heres a few pictures he sent me- This is the humvee after the bomb went off under the passenger side- This is the crater from the bomb- My buddies the one with the shotgun- He said they took the motorcycle from the Iraqi poloce. lol! They were attached to the Infantry, so he got to play with some cool toys- Lots of stuck Humvee and tank pictures- Talking to him and hearing all his stories choked me up pretty and brought tears to my eyes. It was really hard to hear about friends getting shot and killed. Tough knowing that missed going over there by about 4 months. He's back now, got out a year ago, lives in Asheville, NC. Has a wife, two kids, a dog, a cat and a good job.