I was deployed to Baghdad Iraq in 2007as a member of 4th Brigade 10th MTN DIV. As a MP platoon we were used as an additional infantry unit, which was fine with me. The one thing that sticks with me the most is our first ambush we encountered there. We were tasked with deliverying a new generator to a COP(combat oupost) that wasnt too far from us. It was near route Tomato for those of you who know where that was. Anyway it was the middle of the day and hot as hell as any other day in Baghdad. Hundreds of people were out and the markets were all open. We proceeded to leave a hour after we dropped off the generator. To get to the hardball we had to take a short 100 meter dirt road from the COP. As soon as we got to where the hardball and dirt road met the streets had been emptied, like a ghost town. The people were gone, the shops were closed and the 2-3 Iraqi police who had been milling around at that intersection where no where to be seen. Someone had placed about ten empty milkcrates to our left trying to keep us from going that way. It didnt stop our trucks from crushing them and moving forward. As soon as we got all four of our trucks on the road a white sedan came speeding towards us. Upon seeing us it slammed on the brakes and 2 of the 3 occupants got out of the car and took off down a side street. The white car hit reverse and took off where it had come from. A poorly planned ambush ensued about 2 minutes later....
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