Peter J. Swing
Memorializing a US Army private whose suicide is under investigation.
At 11:13 a.m. on a cold Monday morning in Afghanistan, another American soldier’s life was taken away. This time, the soldier’s death was not the result of shots fired by an enemy attack nor was it the result of “friendly fire.” In fact, there was nothing friendly about this matter.
A Marine learns about tolerance in the Middle East.
Two framed pictures of my brother and me used to hang over a makeshift altar in my mom’s house. They were the stoic portraits that all Marines take during boot camp.