With Lt.-Col. Stacy Clardy, Capt. Cesar Rodriguez, Gunnery Sgt. Joe Simpson, and Lance Cpl. Mark Cattabay:
A baptism of fire National Post
"As the only Canadian journalist embedded with a combat unit for Operation Iraqi Freedom, very early that morning I was with the U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, a few hundred metres south of the Iraqi border in Kuwait. Once combat engineers breached Iraqi border defences, the battalion, known as the Wolfpack, was to be “the tip of the tip of the spear,” launching with great speed across the Line of Departure and pushing north as quickly as possible."