Sunday, June 08, 2008

Take the time to read this story

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.

1 comment:

Sue Horner said...

Oh my, what a powerful story. And all that incredible, moving detail. Thanks for sharing.