Category Archives: Iraq

Sorry, But Society Doesn’t Give a Damn About Veterans

I’m not sorry I did not join in your celebrations and activities on Memorial Day.  I’m sure the day off from work was nice, along with the three-day sales and barbecues.  And the weather looked perfect so I’m sure it … Continue reading

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Iraq and the Disappearing Anti-War Movement

With the ten year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, journalists are out in force to proudly pat themselves on the back and offer flashbacks (oftentimes revisionist) of how wrong the Bush administration was about going to war, … Continue reading

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Got Shrapnel?

On my left wrist you will find a large scar left by the IED that nearly killed me.  It almost removed my left hand when it took my right.  Tonight I glanced down at my wrist and realized the small … Continue reading

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Letters From Jail, With Love

File this one under “cry me a damn river“. WASHINGTON—Immediately after U.S. troops captured Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq’s brutal ex-dictator turned into a crybaby over “beatings” by a “detention gang” and sleepless nights amid screams of torture victims. Saddam … Continue reading

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Happy Veterans Day

Coping Written Sunday, January 21, 2007 I’m doing the best that I can, considering. I spend a lot of time really pissed off or really upset. I know I am getting better at a pretty good rate, but still. In … Continue reading

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Election Time II

I’ve never really been that political during past elections. But of course, I’ve never really had as much to lose as I do now. I don’t want my efforts, and that of my fellow brothers in arms in Iraq to … Continue reading

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Sawyer County Record

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Going Back

I’ve always said I would like to go back to Iraq someday. I’m very interested to see what the country has turned into in 20 or 30 years. More importantly, I would like to go back to the place where … Continue reading

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Alive Day

Happy Alive Day (for me anyway). Exactly one year ago today while leading a convoy back from LSA Anaconda, my HMMWV was hit by an Iranian Shape Charge. The charge penetrated the armor and promptly removed my right arm below … Continue reading

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Recollection

Yesterday as my unit was going through their mandatory “reintegration training” in St. Paul, MN, I had my first real opportunity to talk with Army Medic SPC Krisko who saved my life back in December. In my mind I wasn’t … Continue reading

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