The Things That Carried Them

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, and some of the great reads have come from rather unlikely resources.

Last week I picked up D’s new issue of Esquire and spent a solid ninety minutes pouring over Chris Jones’ piece, “The Things That Carried Them.” The piece covers how our dead soldiers come home from Iraq, weaving the details around the story of one fallen soldier in particular.

Morbid as it may seem to read about the transfer and preparation of dead soldiers, the story really brings the focus back to the people who are dying in Iraq, regardless of how you feel about the fact that they’re there. 



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