Tag: The War in Afghanistan

Memories –Anonymous

Hurry up and wait. It’s the age-old dilemma of military members around the globe, and that was exactly what we were doing one morning in Afghanistan in 2013. I remember being extremely tired from staying up the previous night for radio watch, so I was spacing out most of the time while we waited. As soon as I saw the…

No More Drunken Camp Fires: Chase Vuchetich on Vets Telling Stories

I’ve noticed many people get awkwardly uncomfortable when I start talking about my combat deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan in 2011. They dare not interrupt me for fear of seeming disrespectful. When I’m finished, no one asks any questions. I hope it’s because they are intently listening, not that they are afraid to offend me. Honestly, I’m not sure how I…

Fighting the Battle at Home: Marriage and Divorce after War

“Courage is not confined to combat, and heroes don’t always wear uniforms.”  –David Wood, Beyond the Battlefield Many combat veterans come home from war and attempt to bury their thoughts, feelings, and memories deep down inside, far from the light of day. Many, like my grandfather, who fought in the Pacific during World War II, unfortunately find their own sense of solace…