March 2010

Experiencing Life and Death

Last week in the blog we listed the name of Lance Corporal Alejandro J. Yazzie, a member of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Marines, as having been killed in hostile small arms fire in Helmand, Afghanistan.  This morning, National Public Radio journalist, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, offered a first-hand view of how Lance Corporal Yazzie lost his life while clearing improvised explosive devices around the Taliban stronghold of Marjah.  Alejandro J.