"Another day in Iraq, another successful patrol, and one happy SWFA customer."
The aimpoint pictured on this M4 is not issued. The teams got all we had, and the battalion guys made do with whatever they could scrounge. I figured this may be the case, so before deploying in the spring of 2003, I purchased my own M68 from SWFA. I needed it NOW and SWFA had them in stock---the only dealer who did at that time---and SWFA shipped it to me within days of my order. It was in my hands before my port-call.
This photo was taken by my gunner (unnamed current operator) in July 2004 near BIAP. As intel indicates: "Don't shoot the Americans with pockets on their sleeves. They will kill you. Just lay down and surrender..." Heheh.
MAJ Joe Mahon