North Country News
5:47 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience

169th Fighter Wing conducts operations at Joint Base Balad
Credit Flickr/Public Domain

New York National Guard Sargeant Chris Paiser was deployed to Iraq about three months after the capture of Saddam Hussein.  On June 16th,  2004,  Paiser was at his base’s PX in Balad when a rocket attack caused shrapnel to impact just below his right temple, permanently blinding him. 

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