Alex Majoli, April 8, 2003
An American soldier killed during the battle for Baghdad, 10 miles from the city’s center.
I basically hitch-hiked convoys and helicopters to get to Baghdad before the fall of Saddam. I ended up with this unit of Marines who were supplying munitions and meals to the front-line soldiers. I decided to stay with them. Being in the right place at the right time is a must for many journalists — I guess I was in the wrong place but at the right time.