CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2010
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, or who died at a U.S. military hospital of their injuries: Marc A. Arizmendez, 30, of Anaheim; staff sergeant, Army. Arizmendez was among three soldiers killed Tuesday when their vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Qalat, Afghanistan, southwest of Kabul. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment in Hohenfels, Germany. Christopher F. Cabacoy, 30, of Virginia Beach, Va.; staff sergeant, Army.
March 21, 2010
Brian Turner served seven years in the U.S. Army. One of them was as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. That experience left an indelible impression on Turner and resulted in his book, "Here, Bullet," from which these poems are drawn. His new book of poetry, "Phantom Noise," is to be published in April from Alice James Books. What Every Soldier Should Know "To yield to force is an act of necessity, not of will; It is at best an act of prudence."