In 2005, Band member Rob Sherwin writes about this situation:
"3AD Band members are, from left to right: SPC Patrick
Cutter (notice his eyes) , SFC Leonard Maxi (also holding camcorder),
and SSG Robbie Collier.
"That was a strange gig. We had no idea we were going
to do this (at least I didn't). We had just gotten off the bus
and there we were. The war was over, and we were at a refugee
camp inside Iraq near the Kuwait border. For whatever reason,
we had no security troops near us.
"All of us in the band were nervous. There was a group
of Iraqi elders seated nearby, and they weren't smiling. But
we struck up the music and started marching. Suddenly a lot of
young men and boys (seen in the background above) swarmed right
into our ranks. I think we all doubted our safety, and it was
difficult to march like that.
"But march we did, and somehow nothing sinister happened.
We played Glen Miller's 'In the Mood', as well as other lively
pieces. When we passed the elders, they stood up, as if out of
respect. It became clear that the young men and boys enjoyed
our presence and the music. It was a very strange gig indeed,
but a good one."