Ten years ago last week, I was summoned home.
I was in Iraq, having the reporting experience of a lifetime. I had driven a rental Chevy Tahoe from Kuwait to Baghdad, covering the war and its aftermath. Despite getting little sleep and losing 15 pounds, I wanted to stay.
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This article is part of an occasional series linked to the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Find previous articles online at bit.ly/108UbR2, bit.ly/YCFtxa and bit.ly/YxQHY0
Robert W. Gee came to the American-Statesman in 1999 as a metro reporter in the San Marcos bureau. He covered the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq for Cox Newspapers, reporting from Baghdad, southern Iraq and Kuwait. He later served as Cox Middle East correspondent from 2007 to 2009 and returned to Iraq twice during that period. Since 2009, he has worked as assistant metro editor for the Statesman.