How in the world did I end up here?
"How in the world did I end up here?" Those were the words I muttered to myself as I lay prone under the bed in my containerized housing unit (CHU). I was desperately trying to recall exactly how to fasten the body armor that seemed like overkill just a few short days ago, but now seemed to be completely inadequate in light of the mortar fire impacting all around. And to be honest, that wasn't the first time those words fell from my lips.