Chittenango Human Side of War in Iraq Focus of New Book by Veteran at CNY Vets Center By Chris Bolt • Dec 11, 2013 Chris Bolt/WAER News It took Iraq War veteran John Ready of Oneida almost ten years to write about the experiences he went through as part of a civil affairs unit. But he decided to chronicle the strange, sometimes funny and poignant happenings and thoughts in his book, "Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat?: A Soldier's Year in Iraq." Day 5 of Canal Ride Takes Tour To Birthplace of the Erie, Other Familiar Place to CNYers By Chris Bolt • Jul 11, 2013 Chris Bolt/WAER News Rome wasn't built -- or bicycled to -- in a day. So after five days of riding, the 500+ cyclists that came to Syracuse Wednesday made camp at Fort Stanwyx Thursday.