A former soldier reflects on the differences between veterans who deployed to combat and those who didn’t. “Taps will rip out your heart every time.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Benjamin-Abel-and-Eric-Ellingson-prior-to-parachute-jump-Raeford-West-Drop-Zone.jpg10241336Benjamin Abelhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngBenjamin Abel2020-11-25 09:50:352020-11-25 09:51:26“You Either Went to War or You Didn’t”—How Deployments Divide the Veteran Community
As Arctic ice shrinks, and climate change makes routes easier to traverse, a military struggle for control looms. Russia is already trying to claim it.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/green-berets-in-arctic-warfare-training-on-glacier-in-Seward-Alaska.jpg7631280David Chrisingerhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngDavid Chrisinger2020-11-19 09:30:242020-11-19 09:17:43“It Would Be a Mistake to Underestimate Russia”: The New Cold War That’s Emerging in the Arctic
When Clint Lorance ordered his men to kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan, the soldiers came home and struggled to assuage their feelings of guilt.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Children-from-nearby-village-pose-for-photo-in-Zharay-district-Kandahar-Afghanistan.jpg14002100Mike McGuinnesshttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngMike McGuinness2020-11-18 09:42:522020-11-18 09:42:52“I Screamed Into My Radio to Ignore the Order”—Pardoned Soldier’s Comrade Still Lives With Guilt of Murdered Civilians
A World War II soldier and a Marine walk into a bar. Over drinks, the two veterans discuss how to truly return home after war: Never stop serving others.
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“My orientation isn’t a phase, and I’m not willing to leave a vital part of my identity hidden.” “Don’t ask, don’t tell” lingers for LQBTQ veterans.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Wedding-2-WEB.jpg404604Kayla Williamshttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngKayla Williams2020-11-04 09:33:222020-11-09 09:34:04The “Toxic” Legacy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Its Lingering Effects on Veterans and Military Families
Service members have voted by mail since World War II. “My nation trusted me,” writes Joshua Manning, who cast ballots while deployed to several countries.
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