From Iraq to New York: Thank Those Who Keep on Truckin’

I’m in the trucking business, and the coronavirus pandemic has me thinking back to my days in Iraq as a tank platoon commander. In 2008 I was stationed with Bravo Company 2-6 Infantry at an air base once controlled by Saddam Hussein that we repurposed as an outpost for about 120 soldiers. Well-functioning supply chains helped keep us safe and the local economy humming. The same is true here at home.

One goal of Operation Iraqi Freedom was to preserve freedom of movement and trade, essential for rebuilding the Iraqi economy….

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