The August 16th issue of The New Yorker has a long article entitled “Two Soldiers: The Last Journey Home” about the deaths and subsequent trip home for two soldiers killed in January 2004 from the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq.
It has nowhere near the poignancy of Taking Chance, published earlier this year on Blackfive and on the Marine’s Website – but it is a fantastic article that brings home the personal cost of this war – and the efforts made by the military to comfort the families of those that have given their all.
It’s worth a read. The rest of the New Yorker, though, I could do without. It’s leftist credentials are clearly showing.