Unfinished Business, by Matthew Borczon
The Marine at the end of the bed was dirty, smelly and pissed off. I was there to change the bandage from a bullet hole through the abdomen of an Afghan rebel. I asked the Marine what makes this guy need a guard? He leaned back in his chair and says “I do, any guy you shoot but don’t kill becomes your job to guard until he gets out of here and goes to the prison on base.” When I ask if I can get him anything the Marine says how about a bullet to finish the job.
13/1/2018 11:13:25 pm
Terrific opening line. And a little insight too...
19/1/2018 03:58:30 pm
thanks, it is a true story, happened on my first day on Camp Bastion in 2010. Helmand P. Afghanistan
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