More Images from Iraq

Text and Photos by David Brown ’96,
taken for the Navy Times

A ship sunken in the Khawr Abd Allah waterway in Iraq, outside of Umm Qasr. The river is littered with shipwrecks from previous wars that have gone neglected.

Coast Guard sailors return from boarding the shipwreck. They periodically board the ships looking for evidence that Iraqis are hiding out, either monitoring coalition ship movements or using the ships as staging areas for small-boat attacks.

A Coast Guard sailor in a port security boat at Umm Qasr.

A Coast Guard sailor, describing life at the tent city in Umm Qasr.

 Navy sailor aboard an inshore boat unit at Umm Qasr.

Dave Brown (center) with local residents at a school being renovated by Navy Seabees.

To read an account of Dave Brown's visit to Iraq, click here.