Screaming Eagles Through Time
28 March 2003



Lit by Hummvee headlights, a soldier from the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division guards Iraqis who were intercepted during sandstorm on the perimeter of the division's forward base in south Central Iraq Wednesday, March 26, 2003. AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju


Operations officer Major Bill Gayler of Monticello, GA, tries to secure his gear during a ferocious sand storm at 101st Airborne Aviation Brigade's Forward Ammo and Refuel Point in the southern Iraqi desert. 26 March 03. AFP/Jim Watson


US soldier with the 101st Airborne brigade stands guard as their ground assault convoy comes to a halt following a sand storm and low visibility. March 25, 2003. AFP/Jim Watson


SPC Dustin Blanchard of Pekin, Ill., reads his book while covered from dust wind with the U.S. 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division in Southern Iraq Tuesday, March 25, 2003. Thousands of troops were rumbling north toward Baghdad on Tuesday, taking safer dirt roads to avoid cities and towns where they could face Iraqi resistance, but many were halted by a sandstorm 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of the Iraqi capital. AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju