The last of American troops left Iraq Sunday, ending a nine-year-long war that begain in March 2003, according to the Chicago Tribune.
"I just can't wait to call my wife and kids and let them know I am safe," Sgt. First Class Rodolfo Ruiz said, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The last hundred vehicles out of Iraq began snaking out of the country around 2:30 a.m. to keep the trip secret, according to the New York Times.
"The Iraqis are going to wake up in the morning, and nobody will be there," said a soldier who identified himself only as Specialist Joseph, according to the New York Times.