DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, DOVER, Del. -- Mark McKenna
has an ex-girlfriend's uncle to thank back home in
SKOPJE, MACEDONIA -- David Buckley doesn't have to
Bondsteel a small city
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- A soldier's life at Camp
Bondsteel isn't easy, but it could be worse.
GNJILANE, Kosovo -- At 22, Bernard Visocchi is still
a moma's boy; at least that's what he says.
stops at hospital
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- The hate and mistrust between
ethnic Albanians and Serbians astounds many here,
even those soldiers who have made the conflict between
Kosovo and its dominate neighbor, Serbia, their focal
point of study for the past six months.
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Success here is measured
not in days or weeks, but in blocks of months, years
and maybe even decades.
are guardian angels
Vitina, Kosovo -- There's a church in the center of
the small city of Vitina that probably once made the
local residents quite proud. The gray stucco walls
support a clay-red roof that is topped with a glittering
gold cross. The building sits on a triangular-shaped
spit of land alongside a small river on one of Vitina's
credits rock 'n roll
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Uran Berisha says he owes
it all to English-language movies and music.
man in harm's way
ON THE KOSOVO/MACEDONIA BORDER -- Sean Hawkins is
rather relaxed for a guy who spent much of this past
winter camping out in the mountains of southeast Kosovo
searching for ethnic Albanian rebels smuggling arms
UROSEVAC/FERIZAJ, Kosovo -- Two Army humvees and a
field hospital ambulance roar into the mud-filled
schoolyard and the children go wild.
Notebook - My Impressions
There are things you see in Kosovo that you just know
will stick with you for life. And this isn't necessarily
a good thing.
Notebook - Land Mines
certain things you don't do in a war zone. Actually,
there are many things, but those in charge of getting
the press in an out of the Balkans safely have a penchant
for stressing one thing in particular and with good
Notebook - The beauty of Kosovo is deceiving
"If they didn't have all this war crap going
on, Kosovo would be one beautiful place." The
words, spoken by a Blackhawk helicopter crewmember
Notebook - At home in Kosovo
Feeling at home here
in Kosovo is relatively easy seeing my hometown of
Fall River seems to be well represented.
Notebook - Relaxing the Ground Safety Zone
You can pretty much
count on more tragic news to come out of Kosovo over
home from Kosovo wasn't easy
When the Greek soldier got on the bus at the Kosovo-Macedonia
border, pointed his gun in my direction and said `Off
the bus. Now!' I should have taken it as an omen.
Getting home wasn't going to be easy.