Remembering July 4th

During 36 years in the U.S. Army, my family and I moved 19 times. But each year, we celebrated Independence Day the same way: with lots of noise. If we were in the US, we fired off our rocket “stash,” usually after feasting on dogs, burgers and watermelon. ..

Rocket’s red glare over Baghdad

The most memorable moment in my life occurred in Baghdad, Iraq on July 4, 2003. The road that got me to that particular July 4th was not one that I had expected to walk down. I grew up in an Army family...