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In Iraq, 'Road Warriors' Deliver the Goods

It is 9 p.m. on a Wednesday, and Melvin Winter is going to war. The 44-year-old truck driver from Greenville, Texas, turns the key of his white Mercedes flatbed truck, revs the engine and rolls up to a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire. On this side is Camp Anaconda, a U.S. supply base. On the other is Iraq. “Put your game face on,” he says, strapping on a helmet and bulletproof vest as the call to roll out crackles across the radio. “It’s time to put on the gloves.” Over the next three hours, Winter and the other truck drivers in his convoy will rumble through a landscape of violence and fear. They will take fire from Iraqi insurgents. They will pass through blinding black smoke from roadside fires. They will be stuck for tense moments on a stretch of highway famous for its ambushes. Full Story

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