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Jules Crittenden is a Boston Herald reporter, currently embedded with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division.


Embedded Journal: A Minor Case, A Major Disease

Jules Crittenden, 43, is a Boston Herald reporter who was embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division last March and April in Iraq and was assigned to Kuwait prior to the war. Crittenden has also reported on ethnic conflict and other Read more

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Embedded Journal: Leaving Iraq

Crittenden left Baghdad Monday for Kuwait City and the ride home. Just before leaving Iraq, he filed this report.


A couple of weeks back, when we had returned to the safety of the Najaf desert after the raid on the Euphrates bridgehead, … Read more

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Embedded Journal: ‘I Went Over to the Dark Side’

(Editor’s note: This column catches us up on Jules Crittenden’s last several days, after he was re-united with his laptop computer and again able to file these reports for Poynter.org.)

Tomorrow, I may get to bathe for the first time … Read more

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Embedded Journal: Lost Laptop… Kelly’s Death… POW Impressions… Scary Thoughts

April 10, 2003

(Editor’s note: We heard from Jules today, after several days of no communication. He reports that the Bradley fighting vehicle he was traveling in had a seized transmission, so he had to transfer quickly to another to … Read more

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Embedded Journal: The dividing line.. Bullets fly.. The distant war.. Dust everywhere.. Print vs. TV

April 1, 2003


Although media embeds are sharing the hardships and hazards of the soldiers’ lives in the Iraqi war, there is one comfort we have that may be the most important: the ability to call home. Soldiers look at my … Read more

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Embedded Journal: Avoiding Civilian Casualties & Other Notes to Colleagues

March 25, 2003
One of the great joys of life and journalism is that every day brings a new experience. Today, it is typing and transmitting from the turret of a Bradley, my head next to the breech of the 25 … Read more

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Embedded Journal: Overnight Bradley toward Baghdad

An AP writer who has covered conflicts in Congo and Rwanda called this a “starter war” on the first morning of our embedding nearly two weeks ago, because the U.S. military provides most of our needs…food, water, some degree of … Read more

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Embedded Journal: Building Trust With Soldiers, Readers

My first night out in the desert with the Joes, the soldier bunking next to me stumbled in, bleeding from his forehead, sat on his cot and began vomiting.  There was a strong reek of what smelled like medicinal alcohol. … Read more

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Embedded Journal: The Rhythm of the Day

As a media embed, my own schedule is not so different from the one described in the story below. I hang out with the Joes as they go through different aspects of their regime. During the morning work hours, however, you’ll usually find … Read more

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Embedded Journal: From the Desert

KUWAIT –  When the Army finished running the embedded press through the morning’s chemical warfare training, they gave us a little downtime.  After rising at 5 a.m., it was time for a little chow.

My favorite part of the U.S. … Read more

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