Last March, Michael R. Moebes was a paralegal and a nearly graduated student at Georgia State University College of Law. A phone call informed him he had about 36 hours to get ready to captain an Air National Guard unit bound for the Persian Gulf. Moebes' e-mails created a diary of his time on the ground in Kuwait and Iraq; in this installment, he meets some locals, misses his law school graduation, and turns 28 while wondering when he'll come home.
Iraq Diary: Part II
October 17, 2003