Jun 22, 2013
New York Post
Face to face with the enemy
Of Sgt. Dillard Johnson's battles, one stands out as particularly blood-tingling.
Ten years on, soldier recalls Iraq invasion
On March 19, 2003, Brockton native Luke Devlin, now 32, was a 22-year-old 2nd lieutenant, a 7th Cavalry tank platoon leader camped on the Iraqi border, about to cross what the Army called the Line of Departure as part of the 3rd Infantry Division's historic move north to take Baghdad and topple Saddam Hussein.
Iraq War timeline
A U.S. soldier looks through a pair of binoculars as a fire in the Rumeila oil field burns in the background in southern of Iraq, Sunday, March.
Iraq war anniversary - turmoil continues
Iraqi civilians and U.S. troops pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad on April 9, 2003, shortly after the war began.