“Reality sank in as we donned our combat gear in the ready room,” writes a former Army infantry officer. “In combat, do you ever really have control?”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Infil-3-web.jpg14002100Matthew Haneshttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngMatthew Hanes2021-03-10 08:30:592021-03-10 08:32:54Infil: Where Two-Dimensional PowerPoints and Rock Talk Meet “Visceral Lethality”
“The look of fear on the faces of these local policemen as we left our position is something I will never forget,” writes an Army veteran of Afghanistan.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Tagab-web.jpg10212100Corbin Chesleyhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngCorbin Chesley2021-04-14 09:03:272021-04-14 09:03:27“Why Are You Leaving Now?”—a Rookie Afghan Policeman, a Combat Veteran, and a Shared Loss of Naivety
For decades, he searched for information about a friend killed during in Vietnam, a journey that ended visiting the gravesite with the Marine’s mother.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Nelson-and-Herron-web.jpg8381196David Nelsonhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngDavid Nelson2021-02-17 09:14:292021-02-17 10:10:41A Veteran’s 30-Year Journey to Learn About a Friend Killed During the Vietnam War
“My name should be on that wall.” A civilian reflects on choosing not to join the military during the Vietnam War and his journey to create art about war.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Portrait-of-a-Woman-Triptych-by-artist-Steve-Alpert-1500x650-1.jpg6501500Steve Alperthttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngSteve Alpert2020-12-30 09:30:312020-12-30 08:31:52A Calling Through Art, Decades After Choosing Not to Serve
Back-to-back deployments and explosions were “a recipe for disaster,” writes a military spouse. “For my family, reintegration lasted years.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/White-Coat-Kiss-web-banner.jpg362640Jenny Lynne Strouphttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngJenny Lynne Stroup2021-02-10 08:35:552021-02-10 08:35:55“The Distance Between You Grows”—the Many Difficult Truths of Military Family Homecomings
Many care packages included notes calling troops “heroes,” and gratitude for “protecting America’s freedom.” These, to many of us, rang hollow.
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“My scarred body represents just a small sacrifice for our country, a country we have built without the Taliban,” said the father of a U.S. interpreter.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tea-with-afghan-interpreters-900.jpg496900Dane Sawyerhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngDane Sawyer2020-12-23 09:07:452020-12-23 09:07:45Afghan Peace Process Puts Life in Limbo for Generations of U.S. Allies, Former U.S. Interpreters
For decades, the U.S. has poisoned service members with toxic chemicals. Lotions. Pills. Testing. Burn pits. And then there’s the enemy’s chemical weapons.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Mopp-suits-web.jpg11841800Kelly Kennedyhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngKelly Kennedy2021-02-24 08:18:522021-02-25 21:36:25Chemicals. Chemicals. And More Chemicals. A Veteran Reflects on Her Time in Desert Storm
As a woman, I never knew if a soldier was approaching me to correct a crooked beret or to ask for my number,” writes an Army veteran of Fort Hood.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/candle-web.jpg7622000Bettina Hindeshttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngBettina Hindes2021-03-24 09:47:362021-03-24 09:47:36Becoming a Veteran After Choosing to Forget My Military Service at Fort Hood