Jul 5, 2014 17:27 Photos: La. vets of Iraq tours Photos: La. vets of Iraq tours Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Douglas Ducote, veteran of two tours in Iraq in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, says if the Obama administration does not move quickly to stop ISIS in its tracks, then the sacrifices of those who died in Iraq may have been in vain. B July 05, 2014 Comments One former soldier spent days on patrol in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, trying to win over the locals while also rooting out makers of improvised explosive devices. Another was a flight engineer perched in the back of a Chinook helicopter, helping ferry special forces teams around Iraq. Now these Baton Rouge-area veterans are back home, taking in the news that sectarian violence is once again ripping the country apart. They are aghast as cities once successfully fought over by U.S. troops are taken by Sunni militants.