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June 01, 2008

All Quiet on the Iraqi Front

By: Bernard Chazelle

The anguish is exemplified by John Callahan, 42, a corporal who was away from home for nearly two years. In November 2006, Callahan's machine-gun malfunctioned during a firefight, wounding him in the groin and leg. Recovering from an operation in hospital, he spoke to his wife by phone and could hear a male voice in the background. 'Haven't you told him it's over?', said his wife's boyfriend. 'That you aren't wearing his wedding ring any more?'


Posted at June 1, 2008 04:40 PM

A 42-year-old corporal??? Where are they getting their NCOs, from retirement homes?

Posted by: Mike at June 2, 2008 07:52 AM