I had the privilege of serving during the initial phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an orthopedic surgeon in a U. S. Army Forward Surgical Team. We traveled at the front with various brigades treating, not only wounded coalition forces, but Iraqi civilians, soldiers, Republican and Special Republican Guard, as well as Fedayeen terrorists. Initially, we treated the wounded in our canvas surgical tent. As the war progressed, we made unescorted humanitarian missions to homes, villages, hospitals, and camps. My photographs tell the story of what I saw. It is much different that what is usually portrayed in the American media, but is consistent with most accounts of men and women who have been to Iraq or who are there now.