Re: For those of you who served "in the field" . . .
Agree with Matthew2388. Under the vest and helmet you were drenched rest of you stayed pretty dry. Best way I can describe the heat is get your house to about 70 degrees, now turn you oven on and preheat to 150-200 degrees. Sit in the floor in front of the oven door. Now carefully open the door fully and let the air rush out at you. That is Iraq on a typical breezy day.
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