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    Warfighters Seeking Purpose

      By Kerry Patton For over a year, I passively removed myself from the veteran community. I became engrossed with my new life after a long transition from years of wearing...

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    I’m A Damn Moron: The Freon Incident

      By Jack Mandaville “I actually felt more comfortable when you and your brother were in Iraq, because at least I knew you two were being professional.” –Ski’s mother during a...

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    Sometimes It’s Better To Let It Go…

      By RU Fan – James On July 2, 1976 the Country of Vietnam was unified under the flag of Communism after the United States cut off all military aid to...

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    Big Army’s Latest FUBAR

      By Mad Medic It seems almost comical. Perhaps there were a bunch of generals sitting around trying to fluff their OER so they could get another star, maybe it was...

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    We Remember Iraq: The Next Chapter

      By Mad Medic Whatever you might call it—Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Iraq War, Operation New Dawn, The Gulf War part two or names it will be given in the future—Iraq...

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    We Remember Iraq: Terps

      By Ghengis Ron During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Arabic interpreters—or “terps” as they were called—played a vital role in US military operations. Arab men and women with different backgrounds, nationalities, and...

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    We Remember Iraq: Mission Accomplished

      By Jack Mandaville It was a speech and banner that defined the first few months of the Iraq War and later became recognized as one of the largest Presidential blunders...

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    We Remember Iraq: Wacky Iraqi

      By Mr. Twisted I remember sitting in the chow hall at Camp Rudder—home of the 6th Ranger Training Battalion—and looking up at the news on television to see scraggly-bearded Saddam...

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    We Remember Iraq: Pair of Aces

      By SGT Awesome When the average American in 2013 hears the names Uday and Qusay, he might think the Mario Brothers joined Islam . However, while Qusay was known to...

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    We Remember Iraq: The Easter Uprising – Part IV

      By RU Contributor Antonio Aguilar The Battle of Al Kut To me, Al Kut is just a blur of exhaustion. I don’t remember exactly how many days we were there...

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    We Remember Iraq: The Easter Uprising – Part III

      By RU Contributor Antonio Aguilar The Fall of Al Kut It was on our third night in Najaf that we got word to leave from there and go to Al...

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    We Remember Iraq: The Easter Uprising – Part II

      By RU Contributor Antonio Aguilar The Siege of Najaf The trip from Baghdad to Najaf was “uneventful” as my platoon sergeant, Corey Isaacs, recalled it. The worst thing that happened...

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    We Remember Iraq: The Easter Uprising – Part 1

      By RU Contributor Antonio Aguilar This story is the story of the April 2004 Shiite uprising in Iraq. It is largely told from my point of view, since I was...

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    We Remember Iraq: The Four Contractors

    Editor’s Note: Out of all the recollections we will be posting over the next several days this one is the hardest for me.  You see, Jerry Zovko (he went by Jerry...

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    The Greatest Generation?

      By Jack Mandaville “It would be redundant to say that I would trust my life to these men. Because I already have, in more ways than I can ever recount....