The Black Hawk is the bus in Iraq and I’m on my way to work.

AL-HILLA BY MARC LADERMAN

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 71

Thursday, 21 December 2006

I’m an old man in a war zone, 52 years and aging. I’m in the back seat of a US Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. It’s always the last seat taken because of the prop wash. Both side doors are open and the chill wind is lashing my face. The Black Hawk is the quotidia…

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