SPC Sean Blue went to college with me at Wake Forest University—we worked together at the school paper, the Old Gold & Black (he was the sports editor). Unfortunately when Sean graduated (three years after I did), the job market wasn’t good and he enlisted in the Army.
A few weeks ago he was in Kuwait on his way back to the United States after spending 50 weeks in Iraq when President George W. Bush signed an executive order indefinitely extending his deployment. Now he is in Baghdad, living in the basement of a hospital, and the mess hall is running low on food.
His (since deleted) blog had some interesting insight on the situation in Iraq too.