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Soldier Speaks About 10 Year Anniversary of Iraq War

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn.- This week marks a decade since the United States invaded Iraq, on March 20, 2003. The war called upon thousands of soldiers to serve their country.

"Well, you're away from your family that's always hard. You are away from loved ones, but I think when your busy doing your job and your with your brothers and sisters in arms that gives you a purpose as to why you are there," said SSG Brian Frame who served two tours in Iraq in 2004 and 2010.

"We were just doing our job. What we were trained to do.. my first tour was more logistics for the unit. Keeping the roads safe. My second tour was more getting the equipment out of Iraq," said Frame.

ABC News reported that the war took 4,488 U.S. service members lives, and wounded nearly 32,000 more.

The war officially ended on December 15, 2011. While many Americans said the war was not worth the fight, Frame told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News, we are still a country united.

"I think we are Americans and we're all from different backgrounds and different places. I think we're always going to have a little division but we are united under the flag. Period. Regardless of our religion or our parties, we are under that flag."