Jerry Newberry

Posted November 01, 2006

The KOP isn't a very big place, not much more than a scrape on the side of a mountain. The troops that call the KOP ‘home’ live under harsh and extreme conditions ... so it doesn't take long before you start recognizing faces and putting names to those faces. In a brief time, they become your friends.

Posted October 24, 2006

You’ve listened to me beat the drum about how hard the Joes I’m embedded with have it over here. And they do. Some of the toughest conditions imaginable.

Posted October 23, 2006

It's a classic infantryman's fight in the Korengal ... and it's definitely a shooting war here.

Posted October 16, 2006

We as a people need to know about the heroes who are fighting our wars. The honest-to-God heroes, not the phony, overpaid over-hyped and too oft-publicized types.

Posted October 14, 2006

You can’t write about this war without writing about the people who are fighting the war.

Posted October 11, 2006

The KOP is hot, dirty and dangerous. The troops live in extremely spartan conditions, in continuous contact with the enemy... and it's amazing how they conduct themselves in the face of all the difficulties they face daily.

Posted October 04, 2006

Nothing remained of the crowd of humanity that had been standing there just a few seconds before -- except a smoking crater, gouts of blood, body parts and pieces of shredded clothing.

Posted October 03, 2006

If you've been to some of the other military installations or Forward-Operating Bases in Afghanistan, Bagraim seems like a little bit of heaven.

Posted September 28, 2006

It's very clear that Tomlinson cares deeply for "his" people. But he's no pushover.

Posted September 27, 2006

For the most part, our service people aren't exactly introverts.

Posted September 21, 2006

The marching orders finally came through. I leave for my second trip to Iraq and Afghanistan on the 21st.

Posted September 19, 2006

Jerry Newberry is going to battle once again and expanding his reporting duties in both Afghanistan and Iraq.