A connection in Iraq 9.4

Nothing like a friendly face when you’re out in strange territory thousands of miles from home.

Matt Hewitt of Morenci was at U.S. military base Camp Taji, northwest of  Baghdad, when he heard someone ask, “Are you from Morenci?”

“You don’t know how good it felt to hear those words,” he told his mother, Sherrie.

The other soldier speaking was Buddy McKitrick. The two men graduated from Morenci Area High School within a couple years of one another, Sherrie said.

Matt reported that he’s received his first Observer in the mail, with delivery time that beats most Florida and California subscribers.