Tag Archives: Mission

Sometimes the military does some good

BY: Peter Sessum Every veteran I know has stories about discussions with young, idealistic civilians that didn’t go well. At some point we have all been lectured about all the babies that we are killing, all the countries we are invading … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Kicking Some Knowledge, So There I Was | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Hearts and Minds Fail: The Infamous Matchbooks

By: Peter Sessum The hunt for Osama bin Laden took far longer than it should have. For years everyone was wondering how the most famous man in the world stayed hidden in Afghanistan with the might and resources of the … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, So There I Was | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Profile in Service: Warren Eddy

A Boy Lands on Normandy and Becomes a Man By: Fred M. Apgar Warren Eddy was the youngest of six children who were raised in a rural part of northern Minnesota. Shortly after he graduated from high school, his family … Continue reading

Posted in Profiles of Service, Real Heroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Infamous Dump Truck Mission

By Peter Sessum So there I was, in Afghanistan, no shit. We were on a mission in the middle of nowhere. Normally, it can be nice to watch the sun rise, but being up since 0200 made it difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in So There I Was | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month By Recognizing True American Heroes

By: Peter Sessum When most people think of the “Greatest Generation” they picture a platoon of fresh faced, corn-fed farm boys from the Midwest and one wise cracking kid from Brooklyn. It is the movie stereotype of the WWII American … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Real Heroes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Afghanistan, What You Learn as a Parent Can Save Lives

So there I was, on a chopper in Afghanistan, no shit. Since I was wearing the headset to communicate with the pilot, I couldn’t sleep on the way out. A mistake I would not make again. “One minute,” the disembodied … Continue reading

Posted in So There I Was | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments