NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Tuesday marks 10 years to the day since then-President George W. Bush announced the start of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Insurgents marked the day with a series of deadly attacks. At least 65 people were killed, making it the deadliest day in Iraq so far this year.
An Iraq War veteran now working on Wall Street was there the day the airstrikes began in Iraq.
Roland Tomforde was a 31-year-old Yale educated Marine Captain driving into Iraq exactly ten years ago.
“Life was sort of like a cliff in front of you and there was no telling what was going to happen,” Tomforde told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell. “It was shocking and troubling to see an entire nation sort of Katrina-ized.”