True Cost of War

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Memorial Day 2018 has come and gone. For most Americans, that long weekend marks the unofficial start of Summer, filled with fireworks, barbecues, and family outings. For a much smaller slice of America, Memorial Day has a completely different meaning: it is the day when we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, whether […]

What I Miss About Iraq

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Now there’s something you don’t read every day. Missing war?   The deaths?   Friends getting wounded?   The threat of attacks?   Separation from family?   Really?   That sentiment is more common than you think. From talking with dozens of my fellow veterans, I can tell you that the majority of us-in some […]

Paying for Privelege

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  He was automatically out of place. Awkward, geeky, a little bit too outgoing. The drill sergeants had an awful time trying to instill discipline in Ken. But, that’s understandable because no one had ever yelled and screamed at him before.   We were in the first week of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Basic […]