Page 65 of my graphic novel. The idea here, and in the next couple scenes, is to show how quickly these guys can go from almost shooting an Iraqi civilian (pages 53-63) to interacting with many of them very closely and peaceably, and the very subtle changes in circumstances that make a scene potentially violent or not. The Iraqi, of course, is supposed to be scared to death because he has no idea if the Americans will come out shooting. So, there are two sides to what’s happening here, and hopefully that comes across.
The vehicles really are that high up. I’m 73″ tall and was always able to rest my arms on the floor of the vehicle while standing on the ground. The doors weigh about 500 lbs.