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Walter Gaya photos

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 27, 2006 at 2:48 pm with No Comments »
September 27, 2006 2:48 pm

Walter Gaya – war hero, Tacoma baker and crackin’ good photographer – is back from a return trip to Iraq.

Despite the fact he is a twice-wounded, six-year veteran of the U.S. Army and spent a year in Mosul with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, he reports he was denied an official embed assignment by the U.S. military public affairs authorities in Baghdad.

He went in through Turkey anyway, and spent about a month there and in Dohuk and Erbil in the Kurdish north. He posted dispatches on Michael Yon’s blog, and you can find a gallery of his photographs here and, if you enter his name in the search field, here.

He returned home mid-month to rejoin his wife Jessica and their daughter at their Corina Bakery downtown.

“It’s kind of weird to be back. I was over there, and now I’m back in the dough,” Gaya said Wednesday. “But it’s good to be home.”

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