Category Archives: Military

Dispatches

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Normally speaking, I hear about books from a variety of sources. And it’s mostly informal. Sometimes, it’s from a friend, that standard dinner table suggestion over a glass of wine or what not that is usually along the lines of, … Continue reading

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The Circle of Hanh

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I have to admit something. Bruce Weigl’s The Circle of Hanh was not what I expected of a memoir about the Vietnam war. And this is a good thing. I’ll try to explain. Upon opening this book and beginning to … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice

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Sophie’s Choice – a whammy of a book and a knockout for the conscience of the soul. Not only does it explore the deep, darker recesses of the heart that are often filled with regret and self-loathing, but it examines … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Ernest Hemingway is one of those authors who I have often heard about throughout the years, whether from friends, colleagues, or professors while I was in college, and beyond, but sadly, I took no interest in him… at least until … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

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As I write this a National Geographic special is on TV in the background. It’s about the Iraq War and try as I have in the last 12 years to settle my time overseas in my head, it still provokes … Continue reading

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Playing Soldier

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So, I’ve been thinking… well, what else is new? It seems to me that when I think back on when I enlisted with the Army, it doesn’t seem very real to me… or let’s put that another way, it didn’t … Continue reading

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Being Promoted

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When I was promoted to sergeant while in Iraq, I really didn’t want it. Well, let’s be honest. Part of me did, part of me didn’t. I have to admit that when I joined the Army, I used to look … Continue reading

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Stolen Valor

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So, as I was enjoying my morning glass of orange juice today, I came across something on the Internet that I had never heard of before. Stolen valor. It was really quite random. I often sit and absently browse the … Continue reading

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