Russell Fields patrolled the gritty, dangerous streets of Al-Fallujah, Iraq.
An Eagle Scout, college graduate, and airborne-qualified Soldier, Fields led soldiers as a noncommissioned officer in the 10th Mountain Division. His unit fought street-to-street, door-to-door, in urban conflict. He lost Soldiers, placing them in body bags. Reality changed for Fields when he left the battlefield and the military to return home to Texas and start a new life. Fields faced a new form of combat. Flashbacks, images of combat, and the faces of those killed came rushing back. Everyday events like shopping, loud noises and crowds of people left him unprepared.