Blackwater employees were “integral” to rebuilding Iraq, but with limited oversight, contractors had “no ethical obligation” to the country’s citizens.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Blackwater-contractors-practice-at-shooting-range-in-Green-Zone-Baghdad.jpg838900Morgan Lerettehttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngMorgan Lerette2020-10-21 09:06:122020-10-21 09:27:56“I Hope She’s Scarred for Life” — Recalling My Time as a Blackwater Mercenary
“My parents, like most Chinese immigrants, valued education as the ultimate achievement,” writes veteran Hunter Lu. “The military was for dumb people.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/me-my-parents-grandfather.jpg10801548Hunter-Luhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngHunter-Lu2020-10-07 09:03:542020-10-07 09:04:39An Army Interrogator, His Grandfather, and a Bond Across Two Wars
Thibaut Delloue rushed a suicidal sailor to shore after he asked for help on deployment only to see his shipmate ostracized and labeled a malinger.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rigid-hull-navy.jpg13982100Thibaut Dellouehttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngThibaut Delloue2020-09-30 09:32:192020-09-30 09:32:19“Pulling the Crazy Card”—Choosing to Show Empathy for a Suicidal Sailor
Uncle Wally’s service was lore. And the monument—erected in France—loomed in her imagination. A military spouse traces her family’s generations at war.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Meuse-Argonne-France-war-reinactment-1.jpg11202100Joanna Guldin-Nollhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngJoanna Guldin-Noll2020-09-16 09:32:072020-09-16 09:32:38The Lore of Uncle Wally Leads a Family From Bagram to Meuse-Argonne
A father reconnects with his ex-wife during their son’s graduation from Army basic training. “I told her she was a good mother.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/dave-boe-feature-3.jpg6351481Dave Boehttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngDave Boe2020-09-09 09:43:252020-09-10 14:23:45‘Time Heals Old Wounds. So Does a Bottle of Rum’