My Introduction to War

Mar 14, 2012 by

We all fear the unknown, and mankind’s fear of death comes from having never experienced it.  Ask the few people who have been certain, utterly certain, they were about to die, and I think you’ll find men and women who can ponder their own end without the paralyzing fear so many have.  Not that we necessarily want to embrace that ugly bastard, but we’ve shaken his hand and we’ve huddled together in the same fighting hole. It’s not that we’re more brave than the rest, but for some of us the fear has been worn away from long familiarity. Or maybe we’re just used to it always hanging around.  I’m not saying fear is a friend, but I think I’d be lonely without it. In March of 2003, a few days into the invasion of...

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An Iraq War Memoir

Mar 14, 2012 by

This is a project I’ve been working on for the last few months, and which I hope to complete this year. I was a US Marine in 2003 and fought in the invasion of Iraq as an interrogator/counterintelligence specialist, which provided me a somewhat unique perspective on the war as it was fought.  The posts in this blog are part of my larger project, hopefully you find it interesting. Enjoy,...

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