Saturday, December 23, 2006

War can change everything

I imagine that war can change everything, and most notably, it can change a person and their perspective.

From Donna St. George at the Washington Post:
Before she was a soldier in Iraq, Monica Beltran was a party girl in Woodbridge.

She was always out with her friends -- always, she says -- and if it seemed that she barely talked to her mother or seldom slept in her bed, well, that was how she thought life as a teenager should be. There was always another club, another party, another pack of cigarettes.

Then she went to Iraq.
Read the whole piece for some insightful reporting and some keen insight into the mind of a young veteran.

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