Halliburton -- KBR
These civilian contractors were some of the hardest working people I worked with in Iraq. All that I met were highly qualified and dedicated. They generally worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. After three or six months in country, they earned a 15 day vacation.
Here is a picture of two of them on the newly created AMC north ramp at Mosul, Iraq after about one month of operations. That day there were about seven aircraft that required loading and unloading including passengers and DVs (distinguished visitors). It was about 120 degrees fahrenheit that day, the day I left in late July.
Some people in this country use the word like as a smear. I challenged one person who did that to go ahead and work for them just one year and then talk about them. He declined when I told him of the work schedule. Liberals are big on talk, but small on actions.