Story of the scarf

When journalist, and author of In the Red Zone, Steve Vincent was killed by gunmen in Basra, his translator Nour Khal kept the blood stained yellow scarf she was wearing at the time they were both shot. She survived and now Khal and the scarf reside in Manhattan with Vincent’s widow, Lisa Ramaci. The LA Times tells the story of Vincent’s last days in Basra and how Khal eventually made it to New York.