Tag: OIF

children, Military


Me:  Did y’all talk about anything that happened in the news today at school? Maddie:  No, we never talk about stories from the news at my school. Me:  You didn’t hear about a guy named Osama bin Laden? Maddie:  No.  I don’t know who…I don’t know that person. Me:  Well, […]


i’m totally the david copperfield of iraq

The first time I deployed in support of OIF, Americans were still fairly novel creatures to the regular “Joe Iraqi” townsfolk, as were our beardless faces, our cargo pants, and–most intriguing–our sunglasses. On one of the two trips I took “outside the wire” while there (both unauthorized), I saw firsthand […]

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