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Iraq War Veterans

Apr 19, 2017

A graduation ceremony for Iraqi forces after undergoing training provided by U.S. forces in 2009.
Credit Courtesy of David Strange

American troops have been in Iraq for three decades, from Operation Desert Storm in the 1990s to today, with civilians trapped in the ISIS-held city of Mosul.

A conversation with three local veterans who have served in Iraq at different times and under different administrations.


  • Kerry Steuart, served in the Air Force during Operation Desert Storm
  • David Strange, retired Army officer, served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Jacob Crowder, served in the Army Infantry in Kunar Province and Sadr City in Iraq