Human Parts
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Human Parts

My First Time Going to War

A frat boy joins the military to pay for college but ends up on the frontlines in the War on Terror

“Hollywood” was the moniker they gave me.

Amid the simulated explosions, flash-bang grenades, and pop pop pop of simunition, my elbow rested on a concrete window ledge. Using the ledge as a prop for my left arm, I jammed the…



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Benjamin Sledge

Award winning author | Combat wounded veteran | Mental health specialist | Former geopol intel | My new book available now: