In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, tell us where you or a loved one served

Where they served

Courtesy Joseph Samudio

At Khowst Hospital in Afghanistan.

Where they served

Courtesy Peter Pierce

A picture in Adhamiya District (Baghdad) during my tour there in 2008. Peter Pierce and company are departing a civilian-military engagement event.

Where They Served

Courtesy Logan Mehl-Laituri

A patrolmen during set up for a radio re-transmission site outside Kirkuk, Iraq in late 2004.

Where They Served

Courtesy Joseph Samudio

Soldiers inadvertently become escort for schoolchildren, young girls walking home from school in in Khost province of Afghanistan.


March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War that resulted in the downfall of Saddam Hussein and the beginning of a prolonged U.S. military engagement.

Since the United States went to war in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, about 2.5 million members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and related Reserve and National Guard units have been deployed in the two countries, according to Department of Defense data, the Miami Herald reported.

Of those, more than a third were deployed more than once, according to the Herald.

We'd love to pay tribute to these men and women by collecting their stories. Are you a vet? Did someone in your family serve? What do you know of their service?

Tell us their story on this short form, and read other stories submitted by our audience here.

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