SWAC Girl has a post up that is a must read. Back from war ... Nate's perspective
. A very moving tribute. She writes:
Nate's eyes still laugh. I was worried that war would wear away at the young man I had known since he was a boy and that he would return from Iraq somehow older, somehow wearier, somehow not Nate. And while battle a half-world away can't help but leave an impression on those who serve, and it certainly leaves them wiser, it didn't scar him ...
... because Nate's eyes still laugh.
This is the real deal here. Read it now