Story archives - tag: "military"


No matter how many Christmas lights or stockings you hang or how many little Christmas trees you put up a bunker will never feel like Christmas.

tags: military Christmas bunker [add]

2010-12-21 13:32:21 / Rating: 593.5 /


The funny looks from my wife and the lack of morning traffic on the way to work should have clued me in, but it wasn't until I saw the empty parking out that I realized it was Saturday.

tags: oops humor work military [add]

2010-08-31 12:12:39 / Rating: 580 /


My brother left Iraq with one leg, severe PTSD, and a heroin addiction.

tags: Iraq military drugs ptsd [add]

2010-07-02 14:11:32 / Rating: 400.25 /


I'll listen to you and sympathize about missing your husband, but don't complain to me about a long time.

tags: military deployment army 15 months wife [add]

2008-11-18 13:14:31 / Rating: 446.75 /

Military Wife

As I walked away from the airport alone with my head held high, shoulders back, and eyes red from crying, I finally knew what it meant to be a military wife.

tags: military wife airport lonely crying [add]

2008-11-13 13:07:01 / Rating: 741.25 /


I went to college to dodge this war, and now I'm going to war to pay for college.

tags: college military [add]

2008-06-10 10:30:23 / Rating: 751.25 /


As the Senior Drill Instructor howled corrections at me for the umpteenth time that morning I tried to remember if my recruiter mentioned any of this when we talked about me going to college and letting Uncle Sam pay for it.

tags: military [add]

2007-11-26 12:34:31 / Rating: 361.5 /


I have suicidal thoughts almost daily, but I don't do anything about them because I've only got two months left in the Marine Corps, and I'm hoping that's the problem.

tags: military suicidal thoughts Marine Corps [add]

2007-08-06 17:03:27 / Rating: 458.75 /

Hello Sailor

Since my man joined the military, I smile at anyone in a uniform.

tags: long-distance romance navy military loneliness pining [add]

2007-05-30 13:37:02 / Rating: 585 /

dan r

And so, seven hours before going to VietNam, I went to jail instead for smoking weed grown from seed smuggled back from VietNam.

tags: irony Vietnam weed jail military [add]

2007-05-24 23:42:39 / Rating: 771.75 /


Tears poured down my cheeks when I heard my Dad was going to Iraq.

tags: family Iraq military father [add]

2007-04-11 10:41:09 / Rating: 756 /