Contributed by niveK82, Posted by Kung Fu

The Vandals have documented their recent series of shows playing for troops stationed in Iraq. Joe Escalante documented the events using his Sidekick and you can read his diaries here. The band played New Years Eve in Baghdad, according to this story.

One audience member, Matthew Linus Byars, a 31-year-old medic had this to say:

There aren't many real punk rockers in the army, I just kind of blew off Christmas as another day of work, but this was really special to me.