I can’t help it I am going to follow the crowd today and direct you to the Essay written by Kevin Tillman.
There are referrals to it all over the web, I missed the article originally – you can read it here at Truthdig.
Editor’s note: Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. Kevin, who was discharged in 2005, has written a powerful, must-read document.