Thats what one member of the National Guard who is featured in the new six-part CMT series American Soldier got to do.
The documentary follows the lives of eight members from the Georgia Army National Guards 48th Infantry Brigade who all got called for duty in December 2004.
Producer George Moll says the documentary shows how the soldiers deal with the daily grind as well as the boredom of working and waiting for the next mortar attack.
Moll says the troops are often reluctant to play sports like basketball or volleyball because, you dont know when the next mortar will hit.
But still, Moll says, The way the guys keep their sense of humor is remarkable.
Case in point: Jamey Chalker, a specialist, whose biggest thrill was getting a snapshot of himself on Saddams crapper while visiting one of the former dictators palaces.
American Soldier premieres on November 26.
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