Military families are thrust into caregiving roles for severely injured troops
By DAVID TARRANT
Published: 09 April 2011 10:21 PM
First of two parts
For nearly four days, the squad of Marines stood guard on Bridge 286, an overpass that crossed a highway thick with traffic between Baghdad and Fallujah. Just a few hours before the end of their shift, a dump truck approached the bridge and rolled to a stop under the overpass. It was loaded with 3,000 pounds of explosives.