Even though public attention to Iraq has waned since the major fighting ended, Lagor-Silvia said more than 150,000 U.S. military personnel remain on duty in the country and remain in harm’s way.
"They are still there but we don’t hear anything about it," she said.
Their story is here.
In letters home, Kristopher, a 1996 graduate of Woonsocket High School, said his role in the war zone is challenging and yet rewarding.
"It truly is an experience everyday," Kristopher wrote his mother in a May 28th letter.
"I play judge jury and police. Yesterday and the day before that I solved civil issues regarding government property or government contracts that had been violated because of the war," he wrote.
In one case, he mediated between an Iraqi Oil Ministry official and a former Iraqi soldier in possession of an Oil Ministry vehicle.
Impressive, for a 25 year old State Trooper:
Saturday, June 21, 2003
SHE NEEDS TO BE READING CPT PATTI'S WEB SITE.