Milblog of the week

MilBlog of this week is Combat Medic In Iraq, the online accounts of Josh Spano, a 19-year-old Army combat medic spending a year in Mosul, Iraq. Josh (good lord, he’s HALF my age — I feel so old) has some amazing stories — such as meeting the brother of a man killed for running a US checkpoint in a truck, his involvement in Operation Steel Curtain, and how he and a bunch of his buddies decided they needed a change in their diet.

In the piece about Operation Iron Curtain, Josh says something that stands out to me:

This whole country isn’t worth a single American life to me, we are simply here for the guy to our left and right.

Yeah, that flies in the face of a lot of what I’ve said and believe. And it’s hard for me to question someone who’s actually over there, doing what I have said is necessary is very challenging.

But that, to me, is irrelevant. Reading the rest of his postings, that stands out as an exception to the tone of the rest of his blog. Most importantly, Josh is serving honorably and willingly, and as such deserves our support. Go on over there and give him some of your wishes in this incredibly slow week.

And those of you so inclined, include Josh and his brothers and sisters in arms in your prayers.

I am always accepting nominations for MilBlog Of The Week. Just e-mail them to jaytea (at), or TempoMan49 (at)

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