Posts Tagged ‘french army’

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, […]


The post I wrote about working with the French Army has gotten more attention than almost anything else I’ve written. Many readers, both French and American, have commented here, on breachbangclear.com and on several other sites where my blog was shared. A short email interview with me was published on the French military blog MarsAttaque […]


Des soldats de l’US Army avec des tireurs d’élite des Troupes de Marine français et des contrôleurs aériens de l’Armée de l’Air sur la FOB Morales-Frasier, province de Kapisa, Afghanistan, automne 2009. L’auteur se trouve à gauche du drapeau breton, avec une casquette camouflée. En Afghanistan, j’ai travaillé au côté de l’Armée Française. Cela m’a […]


This article was published in several parts on BreachBangClear.com on 9 July (http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/426-contributor-chris-hernandez-on-working-with-the-french-army.html). ———————————————— US Army soldiers with French Marine snipers and French Air Force JTACs, Firebase Morales-Frasier, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Fall 2009. Author is standing at left side of French Bretagne flag, wearing tan ball cap. In Afghanistan I worked alongside the French Army. […]


I’ve been asked why I was so frustrated when I came home from Afghanistan. After my deployment, I was mad. Not at my family, not exactly at myself, not at what I personally had done, but at some of what I had experienced. I also felt guilt, for a few things. To explain how frustrating […]


No joke, there I was, on a mountain ridge in the middle of a dark night in Afghanistan. Another American soldier and I were attached to a French Marine sniper team, which was part of a company setting overwatch for another French unit. When the sun rose, we would be in place to cover the […]


As I said in my introductory post, I try to stay away from politics. That’s just about impossible at the moment, as our impending election leads family members, friends and neighbors to accuse each other of being either “commies” or “nazipublicans”. I’m always amazed at the level of invective the opposing sides hurl at each […]



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