Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

This was published yesterday on Breach Bang Clear. Not surprisingly, many readers launched into vitriolic diatribes against the idea, without bothering to read the article. On the other hand, quite a few infantrymen agreed with me. I’ll take that as a win. :) ******************* Over the last several years we’ve had much debate on the […]


My Memorial Day

26May14

This man was killed in the Shpee Valley, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, on August 7th 2009. I was on the mission where he was killed. I didn’t know him. I saw him during a rehearsal before an attack. The next time I saw him, the following morning, he was dead. Two other soldiers and I were […]


I was just sent this Memorial Day tribute video, made by the makers of The Hornet’s Nest. It is very well done, please take a look. Happy Memorial Day, guys.


This was published today on BreachBangClear.com. Guys, please go see this movie. ——————————————————————— At first glance, The Hornet’s Nest seems a straightforward documentary about American troops on a combat mission. Second glance, it’s the compelling human story of a war correspondent’s mission to reconnect with his semi-estranged adult son in, of all places, wartime Afghanistan. […]


I just wanted to drop a quick note and share this. A couple of weeks ago a soldier friend of mine went to a club and saw this guy. If you’re thinking, “That’s one badass Major Sergeant Major Special Forces Desert Storm veteran Physical Training Master,” you’re right! My friend, at right, asked the man […]


I wish people would stop assuming combat-related PTSD every time some veteran commits a violent crime. Veterans are representative of the country they serve; some are sterling citizens, some are rotten bags of snail crap. I personally am not aware of a single active shooter who had combat-related PTSD. Cho, the Virginia Tech murderer, never […]


This was published yesterday on BreachBangClear.com. ————————————– Folks, our nation is in the grip of a serious crisis. We’ve seen evidence of this crisis many times in the last few months. This isn’t something we can ignore. People are hurting, and we have to do something about it. The crisis? Military posers keep screwing up […]



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