Straight from Iraq


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Derek Barton, a United States Air Force crew chief serving with the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, displays a piece of money bearing the image of Saddam Hussein to Northwest Elementary School fifth-graders on Tuesday, May 28. It was one of several items, including a Mountain Dew can labeled in the Iraqi language and spent shell casings, that Barton displayed from his tour of duty in Iraq. Barton, whose daughter is a Northwest fifth-grader, was one of 14 visitors representing professions ranging from nurse to dog trainer who spoke to the students during Career Day at the school.