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“Go to bed, dear

"What could happen to you here, my boy?" I ask, glancing from the boy to the curtains he keeps locked across his bed. His head tilts in an almost subservient fashion as it bows...

Captain Luke Brown of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, had just taken out one of the enemy’s positions when he was shot in...

The other soldier, Private First class Jason Haney of D Company, had a different story to go. He was shot twice in the back, with two grenades attached to the grenades, as he came...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo looks at the memories of soldiers who have died in the...

Luke fell asleep and had a dream. He was in the middle of the desert, he was fighting on the front line with the Army, he had lost his weapon, and as he lay...

“I will not be a slave to you

This young man is a son of a king who would not be without a slave. He is a son of a slave who would not be without a king. My heart and soul...

One of the soldiers in line, Private Luke O’Connell, fired his M16 towards the enemy, but was hit in the stomach by a round...

Another man in line, Private Joseph Corra, fired his M16 towards the enemy, but was hit at point blank range. Both men fell to the ground. At the same time, a barrage of enemy...

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It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...