Tag: soldiers

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Sports

Iraq in Their Backpack

As national attention dwells on economic woes and approaching elections, the day-to-day coverage of the Iraq War is lost to quick sound bites and brief flashes across the television screen. Brenda Elthon aims to change that by capturing the American pulse with Songs for our Soldiers, a melodic odyssey that […]

Local Commentary

Jim Moran

Mental illness among our nation’s veterans is a serious problem. Stemming from the strain of violent hostilities in Iraq, the prevalence of veterans with a service-connected disability has grown alarmingly high. As of 2006, 454,598 veterans had a service-connected disability due to a mental illness, and 20 percent of soldiers […]

Local Commentary

Jim Moran

Four years ago this week President Bush, traveling aboard a fighter jet, landed on the USS Lincoln aircraft carrier. Donning a flight suit, acting every bit the part of the victorious Commander in Chief, he strode confidently to the podium under a banner of “Mission Accomplished” to address the American […]