May 24, 2013
On Veterans Day
Posted on Nov 10, 2006
On Veterans Day, read the compelling essays by Stan Goff, Ron Kovic and Kevin Tillman, all of whom have served in the United States military.
Stan Goff is a retired veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces. During an active-duty career that spanned 1970 to 1996, he served with the elite Delta Force and Rangers, and in Vietnam, Guatemala, Grenada, El Salvador, Colombia, Peru, Somalia and Haiti. He is a veteran of the Jungle Operations Training Center in Panama and also taught military science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Goff is author of the books “Hideous Dream—A Soldier’s Memoir of the U.S. Invasion of Haiti,” “Full Spectrum Disorder—The Military in the New American Century,” and “Sex & War.”
“Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America”
“Reflecting on Rumsfeld”
In this article, Goff writes on events surrounding the fratricidal death of Army Ranger and former NFL player Pat Tillman, and the possible military coverup that ensued.
Ron Kovic served two tours of duty as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. In combat on Jan. 20, 1968, he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He became one of the best-known peace activists among veterans of the war. His autobiography, “Born on the Fourth of July,” was adapted as an Academy Award-winning film, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Cruise as Kovic. Kovic received a Golden Globe for his screenplay adaptation of his autobiography.
“The Forgotten Wounded of Iraq”
“Breaking the Silence of the Night”
Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002 and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.
“After Pat’s Birthday”
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