2007-12-28 / Community

Home From Iraq For The Holidays


Taking a break in a Baghdad castle. The temperature in Iraq rises to 140 some days, and Flanders says, "You have to get used to being in full combat gear in that kind of temperature." Taking a break in a Baghdad castle. The temperature in Iraq rises to 140 some days, and Flanders says, "You have to get used to being in full combat gear in that kind of temperature." The local soldier takes on the countryside from a Blackhawk Helicopter. The local soldier takes on the countryside from a Blackhawk Helicopter. Specialist Richard Louis Flanders is home from Iraq after after an eightmonth tour of duty with the First Calvary Division. He will meet his niece, Sarah Lafferty, seven months old, for the first time. Pictured, Flanders (second from right) with the other members of the 3-8 Calvary Brigade. Specialist Richard Louis Flanders is home from Iraq after after an eightmonth tour of duty with the First Calvary Division. He will meet his niece, Sarah Lafferty, seven months old, for the first time. Pictured, Flanders (second from right) with the other members of the 3-8 Calvary Brigade. Flanders on guard duty in a suburb of Baghdad. Flanders on guard duty in a suburb of Baghdad.

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