Friday, November 6, 2009


Someone has been clever enough to uploaded the HBO documentary "Alive Day Memories" to YouTube.
In a war that has left more than 25,000 wounded, ALIVE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ looks at a new generation of veterans. Executive Producer James Gandolfini interviews ten Soldiers and Marines who reveal their feelings on their future, their severe disabilities and their devotion to America. The documentary surveys the physical and emotional cost of war through memories of their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death in Iraq.
Watch: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6. The doc reairs on HBO On Demand starting next week, or you can buy the DVD.

Michael Jernigan, who was blinded and severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, is now a contributor to the Home Fires blog. From "The Minefield at Home":
Rewind to 2005. I am sitting in the house alone in the dark. I do not know where the light switches are. What does it matter anyway? I cannot see light.