Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Floyd vividly remembers a conversation with an Iraqi medical student who was wounded in Baghdad and treated by Floyd´s unit. “He was driving with his uncle and cousin in Baghdad when one of our Bradleys (armored vehicles similar to a tank) shot up their vehicle, killing his relatives,” Floyd recalled. The student crawled from the car and eventually found help.

Floyd got to know the man during the week he received treatment and taught him how to play backgammon. Eventually, he asked the man for his honest opinion about the war.

“He told me that even though some innocent people are getting killed, that he was glad we were there — glad that we sent Saddam ´straight to hell,´ ” Floyd said.

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