Monday, October 30, 2006

When the war in Iraq comes home

This article appeared originally in the Washington Post and now online at Not much I can add here, except to say it is worth reading in its entirety.

When the war in Iraq comes home (click on headline for complete article)
Marines who expected duty so light that boredom seemed probable instead saw almost daily combat and 23 men killed in action, more casualties than any U.S. company in Iraq. When it was over, they traded an edgy, exhausting regimen of forced alertness and sudden brutality for sheer ordinariness. Nothing at home felt as urgent or as meaningful, as thrilling or as awful.
I am constantly impressed by and continually in awe of the bravery of our United States Marines.

Semper Fi.

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