Around Pleasanton: Iraq veteran writes how war changed his life
Many readers know that I teach English at Las Positas College, and from time to time I share stories of my students. Today’s column is one of those stories, told through edited excerpts from a powerful and disturbing essay written by a 24-year-old veteran who returned from Iraq in April 2010.
While some veterans are hesitant to write about their experiences, this young man, two years after coming home, was willing to write his story and allow me to share it in this newspaper. He asked me not to use his name:
“Operation Dog Wood began like any other,”