Laurence M. Vance
January 1, 2014
It was never my intention that my first blog post of 2014 be about the military. But how can it not be when the Washington Free Beacon names The American Solider as a “Man of the Year” for 2013.
Which soldier could this be? Is it the rapist, the drug addict, the
singer of filthy cadences, the one who committed suicide, or the one who
joined the military because he couldn’t find a job? Or is it just the
typical soldier who invaded and occupied Afghanistan while declaring
that he was defending our freedom to celebrate Christmas and watch an
I guess the Man of the Year includes women to: “As these brave men
and women fight for our freedom overseas, it is worth taking a moment to
recognize their valor, salute their bravery, and mourn the 119 members
of the armed services killed in Afghanistan this year.”
Thanks to Chris Rossini of the EPJ.