Dan Rodricks: Vanished faces of a West Virginia boom town

Iraq War

The view from inside. The Marines with which Orlando Sentinel journalist Roger Roy was embedded were in the Transportation Support Group, which included the Orlando-based reservists of the 6th Motor Transport Battalion. Their job was to run convoys of ammunition, food, water and fuel to the front, ignoring civilians unless they were hostile. Most of the Marines Roy encountered were very young, most lance corporals only 19 or 20.
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