A MODERN WAR JOURNAL |

March 23, 2007

A MODERN WAR JOURNAL
Name: SANDBOX DUTY OFFICER David Stanford
Posting date: 3/23/07

A Sandbox salute to longtime and frequent contributor SGT Brandon White, who was recently profiled in his hometown paper,The Akron Beacon Journal. Here is the opening section of the piece, with a link to the entire story:

U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon White's war journal is not kept in his pocket or his duffel bag or his footlocker. His observations are not scribbled on a notebook or in letters to home. He arrived four years ago Monday to take part in the initial invasion of Iraq, and now he is in Afghanistan. And what this soldier writes about what he has seen, felt and learned at war is posted on the Internet for all the world to read.Framed_brandon_white_portrait_4

"I have been doing a great deal of thinking about this war, how support for it keeps slipping into nothingness lately," he wrote on his Web log (or blog) a few days before Christmas.
"I simply don't understand the rationale behind many of my fellow Americans' thinking."

His blog can be found at www.gwot.us, which stands for Global War on Terror. White is one of a new generation of warriors who have been writing about their experiences as bloggers.

White, a 25-year-old from Milton Township in Mahoning County, is a 2000 graduate of Ravenna High School. He joined the Army right out of high school and served in Iraq from the outset of the war through February 2004 with the 101st Airborne -- The Screaming Eagles.

He was placed on active duty in the Individual Ready Reserve after he got out of the Army in June 2004 and the following year began attending Hiram College. By Christmas, however, he got a letter from the Army, recalling him to service. After six months of training, he arrived in Afghanistan with the 41st Brigade Combat Team in June 2006 and began blogging right away...(click here to read more).

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