The battalion’s history starts at the bottom of the mural with the unloading of the units in Kuwait. It evolves into their move through the Iraqi desert north, and their eventual settling at the logistics base a few hundred meters north of Baghdad International Airport.
“A lot of us got to know the camels,” he said. So, he added some camels. On convoy they saw some of Saddam Hussein’s palaces, so one of those is on there.
The entire right half of the mural represents Logistics Base Seitz, their home for the past five months.
In the center of the mural is a map of Iraq and Kuwait, where Valdivia painted the names of all battalion units. He’s also marking the route they took from Kuwait to Seitz.
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
HELMET, WEAPON AND PAINTBRUSH