I salute all of you over there. I dont know what its like first hand, but I truely want you to know that I respect you for what you are doing. I just watched 2 hours of first hand footage of the everyday activities of the marines and army soldiers who had to go out and find insurgents. They were staying in Udays Palace, I dont know the name of it, but they call it Gunner Palace. Little Excerpt: A wired 155mm arty shell explodes next to a HMMWV wounding one of the soldiers. One Warine had this to say about it. "Part of our 87 billion dollar budget provided for us to have this secondary armor to put on top of our thin skinned Humvees. Its made in Iraq and is high quality...metal. (Made from scrap found in Iraq) And it will probably slow down the shrapnel...so that it stays in your body...instead of going clean through it." Mean while his buddies are rolling around on the ground laughing their asses off. Anyone watch it or know anyone whos stationed there?