OK, shit just got real.

Few things are more real than taking a crap in a combat situation. George Orwell, fighting in the Spanish Civil War, once decided not to shoot an enemy officer taking his morning poop because the guy in his gunsight seemed so human and vulnerable.

The next Long March contest is this: “The best shit I ever took, or saw, in the military.” Extra points for occurring in combat situations.

Send your submissions to the e-mail address over there on the left next to the postage stamp photo of me. I’ll run the best, and you all can vote on them.