When on deployment, the day-to-day routine can be roughly divided into mission days and recovery days. You either have a formal mission handed down through the chain of command, or you have the day to maximize your mission readiness in anticipation of whatever the next mission is. I was part of an armored combat engineer … Continue reading Recovery Days in Iraq, 2003
You never know what somebody else is going through. Lots of veterans return home with some PTSD, but it is a hard thing to understand. I had what I think was a little bit of PTSD in the immediate months after my first tour in Iraq. Even with that, I have a hard time understanding … Continue reading A little bit of PTSD after Iraq
Plenty of conservatives are strongly critical of George W. Bush and the Iraq war, and today they are going after Jeb Bush for supporting his brother and the war he started.
There are many summer months in Baghdad, Iraq when you look up into the sky and all you see is a solid light blue. From one side of the horizon to the other, whether you turn your head all the way left or all the way right: light blue all around. There is not a single cloud of … Continue reading A Vivid Memory, Iraq 2003