Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hometown warriors return from Iraq

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Hometown warriors return from Iraq

The Daily Astorian

LORI ASSA — The Daily Astorian
“All right, I know it's going to be my street,” is what Cannon Beach resident Arthur Duryea (with wife, Gena Duryea) says was going through his mind as they searched for a sniper down every street in an area of Najaf, Iraq.

‘I just love serving my country’
“Combat is for men,” Steven Baldwin declared after a year as an infantry “grunt” in Iraq. “It’s for warriors. A lot of people can’t handle it. It’s for the warrior who never accepts failure or defeat and drives on no matter what circumstance.”

Baldwin and Arthur Duryea, both corporals in the Second Battalion of the 162nd Infantry, returned home from Iraq March 16. Baldwin is from Warrenton and Duryea from Cannon Beach. Their all-volunteer Oregon National Guard battalion joined an Arkansas brigade that was short a battalion. The soldiers spent six months training before deploying to Iraq in March 2004.

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