March 15, 2004

The bell tolls for Bob Zangas

The following is the welcome message on Bob Zanga's site:


Thanks for "visiting" my web site! I’m glad you found me here in Iraq. The purpose of this website is to keep you up to speed on my activities, see pictures of where I’ve been, and to let you know, FIRST HAND, what it is like to be in Iraq—the stuff you don’t hear about on the nightly news. It also keeps me from getting bored at night. I plan on making periodic updates so keep the link handy and I promise not to sell your e-mail address to the good folks at “”

To make it easy on you, I have each entry dated on the "Daily Journal" page. Those links will get you right to the latest and hottest updates. The same links are also on the left side of this page.

Of course I'd like to visit with you as well. So, feel free to e-mail me if you have any personal info you’d like to pass along. Or, if you want to share specific questions about what I'm doing--or what I'm supposed to be doing--while I'm here, just visit the “Message Board.” I’ve made it so that anyone can post a topic.

As you may know, this is my second trip to Iraq. I was here for about 6 months with the USMC this past year. I was working as a Civil Affairs Officer in the 4th Civil Affairs Group then. This time, however, I am a civilian: Wearing civilian clothes, growing my hair, and singing Kumbya on my guitar. My real job will be with the Coalition Provisional Authority working in the Public Affairs department. That means I'll be hanging out with members of the media, journalists, and other folks bent on spreading the news about what is happening here in Iraq. I may even get a chance to do some good!

So, browse through, read over, laugh at, and pass along this link to others who are curious about my experiences. I'll be here until June!

Your Pal,


Bob Zangas perished in an ambush in Baghdad last Wednesday. I did not know Bob Zangas. It appears I never will. Rest in Peace. Greyhawk has more.

Posted by notGeorge at March 15, 2004 07:04 PM