Modern conveniences help soldiers fill down time
By Adam Allington, KWMU
Ramadi, Iraq – Soldiers deployed in forward areas do not have regular work weeks, and what little free time they do get is often used to catch up on busy work or sleep.
But things have changed somewhat since previous wars. Soldiers now have e-mail, TV and video games. But do such comforts really fill the void that family, friends and a life outside of the Army used to occupy?
KWMU's Adam Allington was recently embedded with Missouri soldiers serving in Iraq and prepared this report.
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