Category: Triumphs

Breakthroughs –Tyler Pozolinski

Something real happened in this class. No matter what anyone says, this experience has been significant. This is what everyone hopes to hear at one point in their life, but the fact is that not everyone can make this claim. Through this class and these group history presentations you can see the spark that has been ignited in this classroom.…

7 Stories That Helped Us Have an Incredible Year

It’s been an exciting year for us at Stronger at the Broken Places. Here are some of the many stories that helped make that happen. Here at Stronger at the Broken Places we want to thank everyone for a hugely successful first year. With a committed readership that has helped share and promote our stories, we are reaching thousands of people around the country…

Why Study History?

At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, I teach a first-year seminar on the history of American veterans coming home from war. I don’t teach this class so that my students can learn this history for its own sake. Rather, I teach it because studying history can provide my students with solutions to many of the problems we face today. When you…

“A Brotherhood” –Paul Abernathy

Editor’s Note: This essay was written in February 2007 by Paul Abernathy and was originally published in Warrior Writers: Move, Shoot, and Communicate, a collection of creative writing by members of Iraq Veterans Against the War. In January 2003, Paul’s Army reserve unit was mobilized and he was sent to the Middle East to serve with the 3rd Infantry Division.…