Iraq: The Steaks Were High

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Major Bryan Cecrie spent much of 2005 in Iraq’s “triangle of death” south of Baghdad. The horrors of war were real, and meals were supposed to be an opportunity to take the edge off, he told the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in this April interview:

The cooks always think they are doing you a favor when they get you steak dinners and it seemed like for the four months that we were there, everything was steak because they couldn’t get anything else.  It was almost all steak.  It sounds silly to complain about that but at that time we were all going, “Wow, steak again?”