The Beautiful Burden
I am so thankful for the platform being a recipient has given me. I am able to connect with those who are struggling physically, mentally and emotionally. I am able to find comfort in the fact that my story and the stories of those who fought beside me will never be forgotten.
THIS IS MY JOURNEY
A birthday, a grenade and a chicken
Our patrol froze mid-step as the dreaded sound of a M-203 echoed through the woods around us. A grenade launcher attached to the bottom of a rifle, the M-203 has a very distinct thump sound, always followed by anxious silence as we wait to see where the impact hits. Immediately, our squad leader radioed the rest of our squad to…