CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2004
The Defense Department last week also identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Patrick R. Adle, 21, of Baltimore; lance corporal, Marine Corps Reserve. Adle died Tuesday southeast of Baghdad as a result of hostile action. He was assigned to 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group in Folsom, Pa. Christopher S. Cash, 36, of Winterville, N.C.; captain, Army National Guard.
July 10, 2006
Re "Our enemies aren't drinking lattes," Opinion, July 5 Max Boot paints a distorted image of life for U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Far from dormitory-style housing, a containerized housing unit is 160 square feet, with two or more soldiers sharing a unit. While we do have good gym facilities, exercise is needed to maintain sanity and fitness when we're confined to a one-square mile or smaller base. The food is pretty good, but the menus rarely change and repeat every few days. The fast-food restaurants are located in trailers and are on only the largest bases.