Sometime this year, an eighteen year old soldier will die in a war that started when he was thirteen.
Hold onto that.
Let it linger.
Posted by Alex at Wednesday, January 02, 2008, Army of Dude GI Special 6A5
U.S. army soldiers from Blackfoot Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment examine a severed human head at K-wal combat outpost in the village of Shakarat, Diyala province, north of Baghdad, Jan. 6, 2008. The U.S. soldiers found the severed head of an unidentified person, believed to be a U.S.-funded security volunteer in Shakarat, after they were tipped off by locals. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
A U.S. army soldier from Blackfoot Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment guards a family while other members of his unit search their home during the initial phase of Operation Raider Harvest in the village of Sinsil on the northern outskirts of Muqdadiyah, in the volatile Diyala province, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)