Hirepurpose’s founder and CEO posted an incredible Throwback Thursday on Instagram today from the 2004 battle for Fallujah in Iraq.

Just, wow:

Zach was an infantry officer in the Marines during the battle. He recently appeared on Charlie Rose to talk about it the resurgence of violence there.

“The wrong question to ask is whether or not it was worth it based on what happens in Fallujah,” he said. “I think much more important is what happens to us as a country.

“Do we have a citizenry that becomes more involved because of the lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan? Do we have a citizenry that is asking these hard questions before we send men and women off to these wars again?”

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