Page 86. I actually got this inked last week, but had to work on the weekend and so didn’t finish it. Slow progress.
I believe that the U.S. Army had actually emplaced some of these obstacles in order to keep car bombs off of the highway, and we had failed to tell each other where they were. It certainly sounds like something we would do.
On several occasions we had to go build fortifications for the Iraqi Army or Iraqi Police, and there would be Iraqis standing on nearby roofs “pulling security.” The Iraqi commanders always told me where they were, so we never accidentally shot one or anything, but it was still extremely unnerving to have them looming over you like that.