Girl with gun to head

  The other night, I took my son to an information session at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, Georgia.  We took Georgia 400 up to Holcomb Bridge Road, where we passed the apartments where I’d lived with my parents from 1980 to 1982 or so.  As we turned on to Holcomb Bridge, I looked, Read More

Destroyed truck near Basra, Iraq

“I’ll tell you the truth, Sheriff. We charged across Iraq and killed everything in our goddamn path, we left a trail of burning vehicles and broken bodies hundreds of miles long. If it moved, then it was the enemy, and we killed our fair share of civilians too. And you people sat back here, Read More

So, I’m revisiting this topic.  Why? It’s come up in conversation a couple of times recently, first of all. Second, in looking at the statistics on my blog, I realized that over the course of the last several years, this has been the single most viewed blog entry on my site.  Daily visits with, Read More

Veterans’ Voices: Returning Home From The Gulf War Charles Sheehan-Miles was a tank loader in the Gulf War, engaged in combat in the 24th Division. He had a hard time coming back to civilian life. How do you answer, he wonders, when someone asks, “How was it?” Sheehan-Miles wrote a fictionalized account of his, Read More