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.”
A journalist learns of death that paralleled the moment he took his favorite picture.
A father reconnects with his ex-wife during their son’s graduation from Army basic training. “I told her she was a good mother.”
After an IED exploded in Iraq, a badly burned Marine asks his brother if his teammates survived. “He knows I won’t lie to him. We are both warriors.”