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In 2003 and 2004 Mike Kubista served as a Marine Corps machine gunner and prison guard in Iraq. His experiences range from the build up and initial invasion to his interaction with Abu Ghraib prison and a brush with the battle of Fallujah when the whole area seemed like it was on fire. "Untitled" is part of an upcoming memoir. "Rapid Fire", another selection from Kubista's memoir, was recently published at