Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

A few months ago, a woman sitting next to me on an airplane started a friendly conversation. When she found out I was an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, she asked about something that was obviously bothering her. “My daughter’s friend is an Iraq veteran,” she said. “He wasn’t in combat, but he’s disabled by PTSD. […]


This was published yesterday on Breach Bang Clear. If you love fake combat vets as much as I do, please click the link below and check it out. Thanks, Chris I Heart Fake Combat Vets Chris Hernandez is a 20 year police officer, former Marine and currently serving National Guard soldier with over 25 years […]


About 2/3 of the way through my Afghanistan deployment, a new intelligence lieutenant arrived at my firebase. By this time my team and I had been in country for a while, had been in several engagements, and had a reputation for being outside the wire all the time. I was an E-7 with twenty years […]


This was published Friday on Breach Bang Clear. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get shanked for it. ———————————— Signs, Of Veteran Entitlement I won’t go into too much detail, since I’m sure most of you have heard of this already. But apparently some veterans are so traumatized by their wartime service they’re asking people […]


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 topic […]


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.



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