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Echoes Project: The Replacement

After Javier’s funeral at Arlington Cemetery, the Marines who were still in Afghanistan tried their best to stay positive for the rest of their deployment.

Echoes Project: A World and a Lifetime Ago

The explosion woke Second Lt. Jason Blydell, and he jumped off his cot as his patrol base shook violently. The radio crackled: “Stand by, casualty report… We have one urgent surgical.” Then silence.

Really I’m OK

Thomas Brennan reflects on what selfless service at Ground Zero and an endless war against ideals has taught him—and how it’s come to be that a new generation fights the same war that began 15 years ago.