By Brian Clark

Immerse your self within the way of life of an American Soldier with this magazine, written within the middle of Baghdad, and notice the variety of feelings that infantrymen face whereas deployed. This magazine used to be written not just to maintain music of occasions, but in addition for reflecting and soul looking. It was once a method for the writer to type via his goal in existence and to offer him transparent course. it's a story of pleasure, chance, love, friendship, pleasure, unhappiness, hate and grief. it's a story of turmoil inside a rustic and inside a daily soldier.

Here is an excerpt from SGT Clark’s magazine:

(11Apr04- 1857 Hours Easter Sunday) nightfall is ultimate in. The sunlight is slowly slipping under the horizon at the back of me. Shadows prolong and overall darkness will encompass me ahead of lengthy. I stare down a street that doesn’t appear to finish, awaiting coming near near automobiles. Six stolen Humvees are someplace in our AO (Area of Operations). Drivers of the stolen Humvees have additionally received conflict rattle (Kevlar helmets, physique armor, and uniforms). i don't understand how they've got received the Humvees or the apparel to pose as squaddies. My trouble isn't really of that factor, it's of the truth that they're in the market someplace.

At any second they can come using down the line that i'm this very second. sunlight bargains a few convenience, yet quickly will probably be long gone. whilst the solar is going down, the single mild should be that of the moon and the celebs. we'll be utilizing mild self-discipline whilst the solar is going down. For the final 3 nights this uncertainty has been dealing with me. while the darkness comes, darkish innovations stick to. I method autos now not understanding if will probably be the previous couple of mins of my life.

About the Author:

Brian Clark grew up in Council Bluffs, IA. His first son, Brandon, used to be born in 2001. He graduated with a educating measure from the college of Iowa in 2002. He joined the military Reserves in 2003 and deployed to Iraq in 2004. He is living in Coralville, IA the place he has been a volunteer Firefighter and alternative instructor. He switched to the nationwide defend in 2007 to be in Infantry and attended OCS. In 2008 he married Kelly Grasso, which additionally gave him a stepdaughter named Baylee. In June 2009, Kelly and Brian had their son Aiden. He commissioned as a moment Lieutenant in August of 2009 and accomplished Infantry Officer institution at feet. Benning in February 2010. he's deploying to Afghanistan and should commence a Physician's Assistant application while he returns from deployment.

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