Sunday, October 22, 2006

War Wounds - NYT

War Wounds

Published: October 22, 2006
On the night of Dec. 10, 2003, Michael Weisskopf, an embedded journalist on assignment for Time magazine, was riding through the streets of Baghdad in the back of a Humvee when a small, dark object landed on the seat beside him. For reasons he still finds inexplicable, he picked it up. He was trying to toss it away when it exploded, obliterating his right hand and inflicting serious shrapnel wounds on him and several men riding with him. Weisskopf’s life was transformed. In “Blood Brothers: Among the Soldiers of Ward 57,” he recounts the struggles of three other amputees, as well as his own, as they try to put their lives back together.


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