Through the years the Army provided the opportunity to experience cultures and meet some amazing people. I served in Budapest, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Prague, Bonn, Paris, Romania and four tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I'll admit, when I would tell my family my next duty assignment location, on more than one occasion we all found ourselves going to the atlas. It was a learning experience before I even received the orders.
I invite you to turn the pages and as you read use your imagination to see and feel my experiences starting with my second deployment to Iraq, continuing to my third deployment where I met the Salman children who were featured in the show "Little People, Big World" -- Saja, Baraa, Ali --and finishing up with my fourth deployment in Afghanistan.