Abu Ghraib After the Scandal

A Firsthand Account of the 344th Combat Support Hospital, 2005–2006


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About the Book

In March 2003 the United States military launched an invasion of Iraq. Months afterwards rumors began circulating about human rights violations in military prison facilities throughout occupied Iraq. In January 2004, an Army MP serving in Abu Ghraib Prison left a disc containing photographs of prisoner abuse on the bed of a military investigator. The photographs were infamous the moment they came to public attention, and the face of the Iraq War was re-drawn to be that of sadistic American soldiers. However, soldiers have lived and bled and died protecting the human rights of detainees at Abu Ghraib. The present work details the courage, resolve, and mercy of the soldiers of the 344th Combat Support Hospital, Army reservists from New York who were also present at the Twin Towers scene on September 11, 2001.

About the Author(s)

Salvatore Anthony Esposito, Jr., works for Suffolk County (N.Y.) civil service and spends his free time promoting a charity for permanently disabled veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project. He lives in Medford, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Salvatore Anthony Esposito, Jr.

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 10 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7150-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0011-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
One 7
Two 14
Three 17
Four 26
Five 32
Six 46
Seven 58
Eight 69
Nine 75
Ten 79
Eleven 84
Twelve 88
Thirteen 94
Fourteen 105
Fifteen 111
Sixteen 115
Seventeen 124
Eighteen 129
Nineteen 132
Twenty 136
Twenty-One 146
Twenty-Two 150
Twenty-Three 154
Twenty-Four 160
Twenty-Five 165
Twenty-Six 167
Twenty-Seven 172
Epilogue 181
Chapter Notes 189
Bibliography 193
Index 19