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

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.