Image23-year-old Army Combat Engineer Spc. with the 1st Armored Division. Discharged December 2005 after serving in Iraq from August 2003 to July 2004. Military awards included a Purple Heart. “In war, we as men are asked to do things to other men that should never be asked, things that people just should not do to other people. It was there in Karbala I witnessed the means to the end.”