Monday, May 30, 2011

Iraq postcard


Received this postcard from Iraq this Memorial Day weekend.  It reads, in part,:

"...it is miserably hot.  People all across Iraq are lucky to get 4-5 hours of electricity per day!  The level of violence is creeping up here as more and more troops leave."

BTW, Does anyone know the make and model of that blue truck?

2 comments:

Viva Chile! said...

It's a Russian GAZ-69.

Here is the same photo:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GAZ-69-offroad_vehicle_in_Iraq.JPEG

Reads "A U.S. soldier motions a GAZ-69-offroad vehicle forward at a traffic control point outside of Hussniya, Iraq, July 23, 2007."

Is from the US Government.

kashgar216 said...

@Viva: Thanks!

Try to identify the car I post tomorrow.