notes from iraq II


Left: Lt. Allison Rogers, 27, of Appleton.

Lt. Allison Rogers is popular in Iraq. The first thing all of the Iraqi soldiers (all men) ask Lt. Rogers when they meet is: “Married?” and “You have baby?” They want to find an American wife, so they can come to the U.S. Second, having children is important in this culture.

“The fact there is a female officer is way weird for men here in Iraq,” reporter Wayne Anderson noted.

“But people here really like, and respect,

Lt. Rogers as she has rank and education. Formal, advanced education is highly regarded here.”