Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

This was published today on BreachBangClear. ————————————————– “When I came home from Iraq, my father asked me if I had been in combat. I answered, ‘Yeah, I was.’ But inside, I wasn’t really sure. Yes, I had been shot at. Sort of. My convoy escort team took sporadic small arms fire which never hit anything, […]


A few weeks back I wrote this essay for BreachBangClear. http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/632-ptsd-fakers-and-frauds-and-wtaf.html In the essay, I discussed something that seems pretty obvious to me and a lot of other vets: many veterans are using fake PTSD claims to milk the system for a free monthly handout. That makes it harder for veterans with legitimate problems to […]


This is kinda cool. Brian P from TheNewRifleman.com, a blog for civilians interested in tactical shooting, asked me to write a post on the basics of tactical optics. So I wrote one, and he posted it today. If you’re at ground zero optics-wise and need a low-level overview, this post might be very helpful. Please […]


Doing something a little different today, guys. I’m just learning how this whole Search Engine Optimization thing works, and apparently I’ve been stealing views from the sites I write for by reposting my essay here. So I’m just going to put up the first paragraph of my most recent essay, and ask you to please […]


This essay was published yesterday on Military.Com. http://undertheradar.military.com/2014/02/lone-survivor-hollywood-and-the-insufficiency-of-true-heroism/?comp=1198882887570&rank=3 —————————————————————- I read Marcus Luttrell’s book Lone Survivor soon after it was released. And while some of it strained credulity, I was still impressed by it. I was excited to hear it was being made into a movie. My wife and I made plans to see it […]


Not long ago I wrote a post about my friend Manal and her quest to find a US Marine who had welcomed her and her family to safety in Beirut in 2006. http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/10/21/joyful-hopes-painful-reminders/ The Marine, a then-Lance Corporal named Wilks, went out of his way to make them feel safe in the US Embassy compound. […]


This essay was published by Breach Bang Clear on 28 November 2013. http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/536-problem-solved-the-e-4-option.html Lately I’ve been speaking out (aka “bitching incessantly”) about certain things in the Army that drive me nuts. The biggest complaint I’ve had lately is about stupid decisions from higher up that make soldiers want to chew their fingers off in frustration. […]



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