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 […]

TV War

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April 2003: It was the biggest flat-screen TV I’d ever seen. This thing covered half the wall of the tent. The picture was so sharp, it hurt the eyes. That should be the Defense Department’s motto: Go Big or Go Home.   I was in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) facility at Camp Arifjan, […]