Along Dangerous Roads, Minn. Soldiers in Iraq Ensure Safety
In the six weeks that Minnesota National Guardsmen have headed security convoys in and out of Iraq, no soldier has been killed or seriously injured. Day in and day out, they're working to keep it that way.
Minnesota soldiers travel on some of the most dangerous roads in the world as part of an effort to bring troops and supplies between Kuwait and Iraq. The work is part of the draw-down of 46,000 troops from Iraq.
Convoys gear up at dusk and ride past dawn, often for seven to eight hours non-stop.
The convoys are scheduled to continue at least until the end of the year.
Click here to watch our entire week-long series, Leading the Troops Home, with reporter Mark Albert and photojournalist Chris Hansen embedded with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq and Kuwait.