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Citizen Soldiers: From Chapultepec to Mogadishu

By | November 17th, 2012|

On the morning of October 4th, 1993, I watched the news in stunned silence as footage of a celebratory Somali mob dragging the bodies of two American servicemen through the streets of Mogadishu was broadcast for the first time. The Battle of Mogadishu (memorialized in the book and film Black [...]

Commencement 2012 and Final Resting Places

By | May 16th, 2012|

I spent a few days in Northfield last week for an Alumni Association meeting that happened to coincide with commissioning and graduation. It's always an extraordinary time of year to be on campus as Norwich students scurry to fulfill their final requirements before officially starting their careers. There [...]