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MARK RICKERT wrote this e-mail while serving as a journalist with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Iraq. On this day, he and his group were investigating rumors of a mass grave. The letter is written to his grandfather, Merle Kilgore, who was a friend and manager of Hank Williams, Jr. The following is an exclusive excerpt from the Simon & Schuster audiobook BEHIND THE LINES by Andrew Carroll, read by Hank Williams, Jr. Get transcript

1st Lt. Matthew Chau patrols a village cemetery in Halabja, Iraq. (Courtesy of the Department of Defense)
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