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An Honorable Marine

By Kathie MM He doesn’t know it (yet), but on this Veteran’s Day, I am honoring a particular veteran, a former Marine, Ross Caputi, for his enduring courage. I think it takes courage for any man or woman, in or … Continue reading

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Swept up in the violent hysteria (A Marine remembers, Part 7)

I spent many nights on post or lying awake in bed wrestling with my memories, and trying to understand the links among them.
I remembered that it was because my command made me an unofficial translator that I spent more time in the villages and had more contact with Iraqis than most others. I heard their grievances and … Continue reading

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Fallujah was destroyed (A Marine remembers, Part 6)

I remember an incident within the first week that we got back from Iraq. We flew commercial from Kuwait City to Cherry Point, North Carolina. Buses picked us up from there and drove us to our barracks.

As we stepped off the buses wives and mothers … Continue reading

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It reminded me of Fallujah (A Marine remembers, Part 3)

The sequence of events of that year is somewhat muddled in my memory, but certain experiences are still crystal clear.
I remember one night sitting with a friend from my unit in the back seat of a car in the ghetto. We were clean-cut with fresh high-and-tight haircuts, waiting for our contact to show up with bags… Continue reading

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