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.”
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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 09:43:252020-12-04 14:34:09‘Time Heals Old Wounds. So Does a Bottle of Rum’
The student grabbed the joystick bolted between her legs and took control of the training helicopter. “Some pilots are naturals,” the instructor said. “You aren’t.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Flying-feature.jpg13222000Anne Boadenhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngAnne Boaden2020-09-02 09:30:432020-12-04 15:32:20“You Sound Like a Pervert”—Getting Lucky With Meatybob
“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 09:03:542020-12-04 17:45:03An Army Interrogator, His Grandfather, and a Bond Across Two Wars
A chief petty officer stays in the Navy after she’s sexually assaulted so she can help other women, inspire culture change
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mk116-console-square.jpg658960Jeni Bretthttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngJeni Brett2020-08-19 09:09:522020-12-04 14:26:07‘I Decided to Become the Safe Place that I so Desperately Needed’
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 09:06:122020-12-04 17:33:25“I Hope She’s Scarred for Life” — Recalling My Time as a Blackwater Mercenary
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 09:32:192020-12-04 17:36:33“Pulling the Crazy Card”—Choosing to Show Empathy for a Suicidal Sailor
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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