Willijdub has recently written a series of short pieces here describing his personal experiences on deployment to Sand Land. His perspective was his own, and he clearly had no agenda other than unburdening (?) himself with a sympathetic audience, many of whom have had similar experiences. Willij has written himself out, and in the process created a unique memoir to pass along to his children someday. This thread is an open invitation to others either on deployment, or recently returned to talk a bit about their experiences. I hope that the exercise will be as useful and interesting as Willijdub's posts. Here you are anonymous, and most of your readers will already have gone through similar experiences. Just tell it like it is/was, and then you can get on with your life. Thanks in advance for your effort. Reliving an experience can be almost as difficult as it was in "real time", but I firmly believe that it is something that soldiers, and others who go in Harm's Way will ultimately benefit by.