Saturday, September 24, 2005

Michael Yon: firsthand combat reports

I read this post from Michael Yon a couple weeks ago and was awestruck by it. The post is about him witnessing a firefight between some terrorists and LTC Kurilla, commander of 1-24 Infantry (Striker). I know Michael is prior Special Forces and all, but going into that kind of situation armed only with a camera takes some serious cajones. While reading his post I thought about all the places I've been over here with my weapon(s) always close at hand. I wouldn't think of going the places he goes unarmed.
I don't know quite how he supports himself and his writing, but I"m impressed... Both with his writing and his bravery.