A CHALLENGE |
August 25, 2011
Returned from: Afghanistan 06-07 and Iraq 09
Stationed in: Kuwait
Hometown: Enfield, CT
This deployment seems to be slower, as far as interesting things that occur during my regular day-to-day. And I notice I'm not getting as many responses to the email updates I send to my friends and family as I used to. I've been trying to figure out what might be the reason for the lack of responses, and when I was reading an excerpt from a recent NPR series a lightbulb went off.
I completely understand how busy people are in their daily lives, but I think there's more to it than that. I think that after almost a decade people have become less and less interested in the two battlefields on which our nation is still sending Americans to fight. And I've decided to challenge you to prove me wrong by reading about what's been going on.
Below you will find links to five stories. The first three are from the NPR series. See if you can guess which was the one that triggered this email/post.
The fourth is an interesting snapshot of Americans who are serving, and the fifth one is really well-written piece on the death of Bin Laden. So, there it is -- a challenge has been made. I sincerely hope some of you respond by commenting on one of the pieces.
My Decade of Bin Laden
I hope this email finds you and all of yours happy and in good health. Be Well.
The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its
warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by