If you are a bookworm like me and need something new to read, I want to recommend an excellent book I just finished reading yesterday, called “The Long Road Home” by Martha Raddatz. It’s about the battle in Sadr City on April 4th, 2004 involving the 2-5 Cavalry and other units. A platoon from 2-5 Cav was out on patrol, got ambushed and was pinned down in an alley. Several rescue attempts were made and due to the lack of armored vehicles available, many more casualties occurred. There were 8 soldiers killed and over 60 wounded that day. The author also tells what was going on with the families back in the U.S. during this battle and after. The book is intense and gives a good look at a battle from the soldier’s point of view. It reminds me of the book “Black Hawk Down” (another good book). Warning: you will need a box of tissues during parts of the book.