I can’t say I was ever what one might call a “combat correspondent,” but in my nearly six years in the Army, I was fortunate to cover some historic events.
For example, I got to watch friends receive an Army-level safety award:
Instead of posting individual articles from my second deployment–a professional high point–I’m posting these newsletters to show off my layout, photography and writing skills (and in the case of the safety columns, editing skills). My boss, (now) 1st Sgt. Joe Thompson, designed the nameplate, and then handed the reins over to me.