NPR recently ran a story about Alaska's 172nd Stryker Brigade and interviewed Melissa Alex, the wife of the first soldier killed in the Brigade, Eugene Alex
. I thought I would post this follow up story because, as I wrote in September
, Eugene was a good friend of my brother's. I felt horror and so much sadness for his family when I heard the news of his death, but I also felt relieved that I had never received such horrible news about any of my loved ones. This isn't the first story
NPR has done about the 172nd and the effect the war has had on their families, so I'm glad to hear that they're coming how now.
Labels: Things That Shouldn't Happen - Ever, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy