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    After son's death in Iraq, father embeds with unit to tell his story

    Touching story of a dad who tries to retrace his son's journey as a soldier in the Iraq war.

    After he buried Darrell "Skip" Griffin Jr. and after the sympathy calls faded, the elder Griffin, like every American who has ever lost a beloved soldier, struggled to resume life's normal rhythms.

    But this is where Griffin's journey veered from others and took a twist so unique that it made the U.S. Army bend its rock-hard rules. The 55-year-old accounting consultant, who opposed Vietnam and had never served in combat, traveled to the epicenter of the Iraq war. There, he would trace his son's last days.
    After son's death in Iraq, father embeds with unit to tell his story - CNN.com

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    Re: After son's death in Iraq, father embeds with unit to tell his story

    Pretty heart-wrenching article. I'll have to look that book up.
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it." - Judge Learned Hand

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    Re: After son's death in Iraq, father embeds with unit to tell his story

    That's some serious balls. Gotta respect that, no matter what his politics are.
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