Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Wired profiles soldier advocate

Follow up:

About a month ago, I posted about Joseph Delappe, the guy that goes into the game, America's Army, and types in the name of fallen soldiers in Iraq. Wired just dropped a well rounded article about Mr. Delappe.

Of note: a quote from an active duty airman,

"If I were to die in Iraq I would not want my name to be used in this manner at all. A dead soldier is not, and should not, be a political icon used to justify beliefs that they may not have shared."
With all due respect... Are not all the soldiers in Iraq right now, at least partially, being used for a political means meant to justify beliefs not everyone at home shares? Such is the tricky hydra of military use and its justifications.

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