Ambushed trucker: ‘I can’t say that I killed anyone’

“Without these truckers, the war would be lost in a week,” writes Gerald Schumacher, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces colonel, in his new book A Bloody Business: America’s War Zone Contractors and the Occupation of Iraq (Zenith Press, $24.95). Chapter 5 profiles the “Iron Pony Express,” truckers who nightly don “battle rattle” (body armor) and dodge bombs and snipers to haul the U.S. mail. Ambushed trucker Ken McDonald returns fire with an M16 tossed to him by a U.S. Marine. “I can’t say that I killed anyone,” McDonald says, “but then again, I can’t say that I didn’t.”

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