Veteran’s Stories: John Ready’s Take on Life

OH, NO.  YOU WENT THERE…

By Unclesugar | Nov 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

    I published my book, Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat? back in August of 2013. Its purpose was to inform Americans what it’s like to serve in this new kind of war in which our country finds itself. When I returned home from my deployment in April 2004, people asked me […]

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Green Marbles 2 Go

By Unclesugar | Nov 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

   This whole thing started out as a misunderstanding. Kind of like a car accident. A really bad car accident. My brother-in-law, Andy, was telling my mother about a movie he’d watched recently. In that film, a green marble is placed in the casket of a young girl, to accompany her into the afterlife. Maybe, […]

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Respect is Earned

By Unclesugar | Oct 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Because of all this uproar over the NFL (which I now believe stands for Not For Long), and the players kneeling in protest, we’ve now forgotten about the men and women in uniform who are in harm’s way on a daily basis. They serve to protect our right to protest in the first place, no […]

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Meet Uncle Sugar

By Unclesugar | Oct 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The nickname “Uncle Sugar” was my unofficial call sign while I was Civil Affairs Officer in the Iraq War. The real one was “Peacemaker 5”. I was called Uncle Sugar because I was the Pay Agent for my Civil Affairs team. This is a senior officer or NCO who is responsible for buying supplies off the local economy […]

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Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat?

By Unclesugar | Oct 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  A chronicle of the beginning of the Iraq War, when the US Military was flush with its success in toppling the regime of Saddam Hussein. The victory became tarnished as warring political and tribal factions transformed the “Land Between Two Rivers” into the Superbowl for terrorism. Caught in this firestorm was a tiny, but […]

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A Compilation of a Veteran's Stories

My experience of deployment in Iraq and other veteran stories.