Christmas Evening in Baghdad
Christmas Day was eerily quiet, with a steady drizzle to light rain falling throughout most of the day. I had expected it to be bombs away. Alas, the silence didn't last all day. I was standing outside my hooch last night when 2 mortars whizzed overhead and landed about a 100 yards from me. Luckily, no one was injured.
I usually just stay in my hooch when there is incoming, but this time I decided to go into the "shelter," which is little more than a couple concrete barricades. But at least it provides some overhead cover.