As someone who has served one tour of duty in Iraq and is getting ready to leave for another at the end of November, let me say that My War by Colby Buzzell is just about as close of a description as you can get to everyday life as a soldier in Iraq. The book started life as a blog and got picked up by Putnam; I bought the book and read it cover to cover in one day.
So, if you're interested in knowing what it's like, what everyday life is for us, then grab yourself a copy of this book, because it will put you right in the middle of a deployment without ever having to leave your recliner.
That was... interesting. Still quite the opening for whenever they want to get back to the status quo though. Hopefully that was vague enough, too late in the night to spend time with spoiler tags, etc.