How easy is it for military families to discuss experiences at war? Derrick Perkins shares his story as a journalist reporting on military affairs while his own brother deployed overseas and the nonexistent conversations that followed.
About Derrick Perkins
JOURNALIST. BROTHER. TRAVELER.
Derrick Perkins is a reporter and editor based in Washington, D.C. He has covered a variety of communities over the years, including the U.S. Marine Corps. His writing has appeared in USA Today, The Alexandria Times, New Hampshire Union Leader and Marine Corps Times. He and his brother were born and raised in Massachusetts.