"This piece was published in the Sioux County Index-Reporter in mid-September 2006. The soldier mentioned in the article was from the area, and his body was being brought home via a convoy through towns along Highway 18. I happened to be covering a volleyball game in the town where he grew up and went to high school, so emotion was high at the four-way stop where I was standing. It struck me that we often dispense such generalities as “He died so that we can stand here” without really thinking—and this is the column that emerged."
"Not Yet Home,"
2, 32 - 33.
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