One Veteran's Voice

29 March 2006

Join Up

I've been kicking around the idea of making this blog a group effort for awhile, and it's time. If you're an Iraq or Afghanistan vet with a blogger profile and some way to prove your status as a vet (more than one picture of you in theater on myspace, blogger, flickr, or an established blog) you are free to post. Shoot me an email at oneveteransvoice@gmail.com with a link to your blogger profile and I will invite you to the group.

The RULES

You must be eligible for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal to post. All proper respect goes to veterans of previous wars, but you'll have to post somewhere else.

Posts can be about pretty much anything as long as it is somehow relevant to your status as a veteran-- politics, prose, true life accounts of war, poetry, rants, observations about life in America from the perspective of a recently returned vet-- these are all fair game, as is anything else that makes sense. An essay about why you love cats would not make sense, unless you acquired your love of cats in the military. You get the idea.

I will not edit for content except in cases where hate speech, OPSEC violations, or other egregious violations of legality or taste (feel free to commit minor violations of taste) occur.

You can remain anonymous to the readers if you wish, but I need to know who you are. Confidentiality will be maintained.

Save runnning debate for the comments-- posts should be thought out and coherent, and not just a running dialog.

I've sent out a few select invites already, but if you didn't get one, don't feel bad, cause I might not have an email address for you. Let me hear from you.

3 Other Voices:

ThePoetryMan said...

"these are all fair game, as is anything else that makes sense. An essay about why you love cats would not make sense, unless you acquired your love of cats in the military. You get the idea."

That is funny! I wish I were a veteran for I would certainly learn more than I can glean from the thousands upon thoousands of blogs strewn aboout the net. I have had several friends and several Uncles that served, Korean, Vietnam, and various other campaigns up to the first Gulf War. I respect you. Just passing through reading a bit and thought I'd drop you this note.
Sincerely,
Mark

3/29/2006 11:23:28 PM  
Brian said...

I don't know if being a veteran gives one any special insight into life, but I suppose it does give one some insight into war. Thanks for the respect-
Brian

3/30/2006 06:36:23 PM  
~ FluxRostrum said...

I'm not eligible but you may want to look at some of the videos I've made with folks who ARE eligible.

AWOL in Canada Video Series

Vets March From Mobile to New Orleans Video Series

embed codes here or U2B

10/11/2006 06:33:25 PM  

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