Khalid al-Baidhani found out early about the risks of being an Iraqi working for the U.S. military in Baghdad. In 2006, he was waiting for a ride home outside a U.S. base.
"A car stopped right away, took out the pistol and start shooting me," Baidhani recalls, "I [couldn't] feel anything after that."
Baidhani survived, recovered and went back to work with U.S. forces.
"I want ... good communications between U.S. military and Iraqi civilians over there," he said.