Corey Adwar is from Long Island and studied history and political science at the University of Delaware, where he was on the staff of the school's student newspaper, The Review. Corey developed an interest in military and veterans' issues after writing a series of profiles of World War II veterans as a reporter with the Long Island-based North Shore News Group newspaper chain. He has also written for Business Insider in New York City.
This month, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released a 500-page report detailing “systematic, widespread and gross” human rights violations that have spurred hundreds of thousands of people to flee the totalitarian East African country.
Staff Sgt. Greggory Swarz wasn’t close enough to see the Greek F-16 crash at Los Llanos Air Base in Spain, Jan. 26, 2015, but as soon as he heard the explosion, he hurried to the scene to see how he could help.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda MacFarlane didn’t just follow in the footsteps of her father, Tech Sgt. James MacKay, she followed him all the way to the same base, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where they both currently work as military training instructors.
The March 23, 2003, ambush of 507th Maintenance Company in Nasiriyah, Iraq, was both a military and public relations disaster. Of 31 soldiers who made a wrong turn into the city during the chaos of the invasion, accompanied by two soldiers belonging to the Army’s 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 11 were killed, seven captured, and nine wounded, according to the U.S. Army’s official report of the ambush. Pfc. Jessica Lynch, initially hailed as a hero by the Bush administration and the news media, testified before Congress that she lost consciousness early in the attack and never actually fired a shot.