(WPRI)- The U.S.. lead invasion of Iraq took place 10 years ago this week, marking the start of the war in Iraq.
Now, a career military man is sharing his experience and difficulties of being part of that war.
Master Sergeant Glenn DeCecco distinctly remembers being part of the initial invasion of Iraq.
His military police unit was in the sphere of Baghdad at the time.
On this tenth anniversary, DeCecco looks back on his role in American history and the changes that have been made in Iraq since.
"Almost 4500 killed in action, over 32,000 wounded, over 100,000 civilian casualties, I sure hope it was worth it. Only time will tell", DeCecco said.
As part of the 119 MP, his unit provided aerial security, escorts and helped law enforcement. He says his main concern is the security of the troops.
"You worry about getting them home alright. Sometimes you can accomplish that, sometimes it is out of your hands", said DeCecco.
In 2011, DeCecco was part of the Operation Holiday Cheer Box. He said there is nothing like receiving Del's Lemonade and coffee syrup to help lessen homesickness.