Wednesday, December 8, 2010

From War in Mortar-Ville to a New War at Home

"Your life can be over in a second."
"You can die from standing in the wrong place."
"Why does one person make it out of there and another person doesn't?"

These are the thoughts and questions that run through Spc. Brian Taylor's head. After heading to Iraq in 2004 with the Washington State National Guard's 81st Brigade, Brian's life was forever changed. His infantry unit was assigned to provide security for an EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) team. As you can imagine, Brian lived through some terrifying experiences.

"I didn't really realize the scope of what I was doing and where I was, until we started carrying our fellow soldiers out in body bags," recalls Brian. Read More...

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