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Week 6 Uitenbroek

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This is Week 6 journal entry from Trevor Uitenbroek, who is a student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.
Week 6 Uitenbroek

Michael standing outside

I realize that soldiers often have different opinions and memories about their service. Some may not want to talk about it. Some are more willing to share their experience. I’ve known people in my life who can fit into both categories. Ten years after the Iraqi invasion, Brandon Friedman and Jason Davis, veterans, shared their experience with the New York Times. The thing that struck me about Brandon’s story is how much he reminds me of Michael. He would stay up and recount stories in his head so he would never forget them. Jason reminds me of Michael because of the way he tells his stories. He put a lot of detail into storytelling, including dates and very unique images. I admire soldiers who are willing to talk about their war experiences because there are just as many who are keeping them locked inside because they’re too painful. On the tenth anniversary of the invasion, I believe that no matter the soldier, they should be thanked for their service to our country during the last ten years.

 

 

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