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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved Country

Off in a dusty outpost, at the other end of the world, we often flew our flag. At that time, many of the Afghan’s still believed we would save them from the Taliban, the flag was a reminder to us of … Continue reading

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Veterans Poetry: Wondered About the Poppy? In Flanders Fields

Ever wondered about those poppies popping up everywhere on Veterans Day? In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae is the inspiration. LTC McCrea was a physician, surgeon, writer, artist, and poet from Canada who served in Europe during WWI. He … Continue reading

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Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting for Word on Their Relatives at the 452nd CSH, Afghanistan

At the 452nd CSH in Afghanistan, civilian casualties would be brought by medivac helicopter, car, donkey and sometimes dragged in on blankets by relatives. Relatives who made it to the hospital and could pass security and Civil Affairs checks were … Continue reading

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