The house sitters are lined up. We're leaving for our summer PCS across the country, so Daughter and I can have the summer with her Dad --also known to readers of my blog as The Hubs.
Since 2008, we've spent probably at most --5 weeks together. 2 of those were spent getting him ready for his deployment and dropping him off at Ft. Benning.… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on June 25, 2010 at 3:00am —
just joined. Read book. Really good.
Airborne all the way.
Added by JJ Johnson on June 25, 2010 at 2:09am —
WHERE IN THE CHARLESTON SC AREA CAN I SEE THE MOVIE RESTREPO?
Added by PHIL on June 24, 2010 at 12:26pm —
It's summer, and I've been caught in a whirlwind of work. But the season demands a break now and then. The yard is green, the flowers in bloom. It's not so hot the…
Added by Kanani Fong on June 22, 2010 at 9:00pm —
I read David Finkel’s The Good Soldiers as well as War. It appears that the 173 had a much higher level of morale than the 2-16 in Iraq. The 2-16 were required to act as sitting ducks, blown up by IED’s. They served in an urban environment that to a much greater extent afforded the insurgents cover behind a civilian population. As a result of rules of engagement they became hamstrung. On the other hand the 173 in Afghanistan were allowed a “fair fight”. Any opinions out there?
Added by Andrew David Bennett on June 17, 2010 at 1:31pm —
I had the pleasure of hearing Sebastians CD on WAR then seeing him again at the Boston Public Library. I appreciate what you guys are doing!
I've got a Real Estate Investor site www.MassRealEstate.net
and I wrote a book "How to Become a Real Estate Investor in 12 Easy (formerly Tough) Lessons" I'm focusing my mortgage business on VA Loans (super program for Vets) and putting an "Introduction to Real Estate" program together… Continue
Added by Mike Hurney on June 16, 2010 at 11:27am —
I am so impressed by the amount of labor and logistics that had to go into your project. Just totally amazing. Can I find out which camera was used and how the editing was done. Thank you so much
Added by Donald Tayloe on June 13, 2010 at 12:16pm —
Mr Junger I just finished to read your book tonight June,11,2010 I really enjoyed the way you describe the suffering and life of second platton and the other platons where you were embeded.
In fact you exposed your life as you mentioned there was a bomb under the engine it it will be in other location that you could have been fatal for you and some troops.
My question to you, is this war worthy considereing as I understand the only reason we are in Afganistan is to stop… Continue
Added by Carlos R. Barron on June 12, 2010 at 1:15am —
I just stumbled across this site but it seems a good one that facilitates donating used books--and DVDs and CDs--to troops deployed overseas. www,booksforsoldiers.com Vicki
Added by Vicki Gundrum on June 10, 2010 at 2:12am —
"No one can say it better than a Soldier, an American Paratrooper. Continue
As I look out across this eclectic group I'm reminded how many seek to identify a rift between the
military and Hollywood-types.
But in fact it is men like Misha that
readily ensure the freedoms that allow for expression and the ability
to tell our collective stories. I can assure you we, in the military,
respect those who accept and share risk to tell our…
Added by Kanani Fong on June 10, 2010 at 12:42am —
No books this time, but instead to celebrate all our hard work, dedication and general need for looniness, I'm having a giveaway on my blog.
The reason for this is something I've observed for a very long time.
It's no secret the PR Team for the movie Restrepo asked me to help out a bit. I've also given away a few books. My role in this machine is pretty small. The PR machine is like an… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on June 9, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Milbloggers are reading WAR and here are some of the reviews:
WAR reviews on Milblogs
C.J. Grisham's of A Soldier's Perspective has a review on WAR:… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on June 4, 2010 at 6:30pm —
I just posted my review of the movie Restrepo over on my Military Blog, "The Kitchen Dispatch."
A little birdie enabled me to watch a pre-release screening of the movie here in L.A.
In short ....yes, yes, yes. Thank you Tim and Thank you Sebastian.
Added by Kanani Fong on June 3, 2010 at 4:50pm —
Here is a paper I wrote about the new Army Experience Centers popping up on the east coast. It is illustrating some of the reasons these new centers are beneficial for the Army, and how they are not nearly as detremental as many of the protestors who have been holding demonstrations may think. I hope you agree with me, and if you do not, I hope I can start reshaping your opinion. Most of all, I hope you are entertained and enjoy the reading.… Continue
Added by Bradley Patterson on June 3, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Sebastian, I just returned home to Arlington and I appreciated the opportunity to meet. You were very gracious to listen to an old 173rd grunt - circa 1968. My fervent hope is that your work resonates 40 years in the future as well as it did to a vet from… Continue
Added by Gabby on June 3, 2010 at 3:30am —
So, I wrote this little essay in my English 101 class a few weeks ago and I'd like to know what you guys think of it. It is an account of a firefight in Zabol Province, Afghanistan back in 2005. The essay was limited to 1,200 words so it is a bit short, but should be entertaining nonetheless.
Let me know how you feel about it or if you have any tips for improvement. Enjoy.…
Added by Bradley Patterson on June 1, 2010 at 11:13pm —
To get a full appreciation for the restraint our Soldiers practice today, check out my book Punitive War: Confederate Guerrillas and Union Reprisals (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2009). A reminder of the frustration, anger, and moral complexity that always comes with fighting an enemy that refuses to meet you on equal terms.…
Added by Clay Mountcastle on June 1, 2010 at 2:57pm —
I've noticed that some people are responding purely to interviews Sebastian has given. What they're responding to is the issue of war, politics, and also a lot of long-held stereotypes that have nothing to do with the book (or reality).
I would hope that anyone catching Sebastian on NPR, C-SPAN, or any other news outlet, will get the book, read it and respond accordingly.
In April, I shared the press kit for Restrepo over on my blog. The promoter of the film was nice enough to… Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on June 1, 2010 at 2:00am —