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A Conversation with a Soldier in Iraq

Sgt. Phillip Riley, an M-1A1 tank gunner with the 3rd Infantry Division, is based outside of Fallujah.
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Sgt. Phillip Riley, an M-1A1 tank gunner with the 3rd Infantry Division, is based outside of Fallujah.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.