Iraq: Days Before The Drawdown: iraq_24

Staff Sgt. Chris Friski, 28, center, listens during a briefing before his final convoy mission begins after midnight at Camp Taji in Iraq. They are all members of Bravo Company in the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, and it was to be their last mission before heading home. Friski is from Lexington.

Staff Sgt. Chris Friski, 28, center, listens during a briefing before his final convoy mission begins after midnight at Camp Taji in Iraq. They are all members of Bravo Company in the Virginia National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, and it was to be their last mission before heading home. Friski is from Lexington.