Sunday, April 10, 2005

Working, waiting, worrying

Working, waiting, worrying
On the ground with Fort Carson-based 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
By Bruce Finley
Denver Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 10, 2005 -
South of Baghdad, Iraq - Hot gravel crunching beneath their boots, Pfc. Nicholas Sauceda and seven fellow soldiers gathered around the broken engine of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle on Thursday afternoon. They ran their fingers over the metal searching for an oil leak.


Now Capt. David Rozelle, 32, the company commander, wanted it fixed. Rozelle stood in the shade of a shipping container, watching. He lost his lower right leg when a Humvee he was riding in set off a land mine his first time in Iraq, in June 2003 in the western Anbar province.

After a few months back at Fort Carson with his wife and toddler, Rozelle became the first amputee to return for a second tour in Iraq. When his war is over, he's slated to go to work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


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