Eight years and four tours of duty later, Sgt. First Class Larry D. Green Jr. left Iraq for the final time this week.
"The joy is knowing this is a one-way trip," Green, 33, said. "It feels good to be out. ... As we crossed the border I smiled to myself. I said, 'I made it through to the end.'"
Nine years after a contentious, multibillion-dollar war, the United States is closing its bases in Iraq and bringing back combat troops. The U.S. withdrawal has caused rejoicing in both countries, even...Full Story