Sgt. Robert Chute is with the U.S. Marines, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
He is with the 1st Marines LAR Tank Battalion now in Tikrit. He told his mother, Helen Moss, of Payson, he took his first, much needed bath in three weeks, in a spa at Saddam's palace.
Chute was born and raised in Rialto, Calif.