I don’t know about you, but the reflection that Mrs. Chappell read this morning by her nephew Seth about how serving in Afghanistan changed his perspective on Veteran’s Day moved me to tears.

Seth’s description of his complex experience marked by fear, violence, boredom, beauty, and friendship is echoed in a poetry collection called Here, Bullet by Brian Turner, a young soldier who served in Iraq. Published in 2005, several poems from the collection are accessible online. If you’re interested in reading it, keep in mind that since the topic is war, some of the imagery can be disturbing.

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