Someone told me to read this story awhile ago, but as I so often do, I found something else that I considered more important and didn't get around to it.
This morning, weeks later, I sat down and finally read "The Things That Carried Him," Chris Jones' incredible, true story in the May, 2008 issue of Esquire, about an American soldier's journey home from Iraq - one of nearly 4,000 young soldiers who have been killed since that conflict began.
It's a remarkable tale. And it's one of the best pieces of writing I've ever read anywhere.
Take the time right now to read it.
Here's the link.