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Clint Van Winkle

Entries by Clint Van Winkle

Jarhead Makes a Movie

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 3:06 PM

I attended a crash course in film making at the Brave New Foundation campus in Los Angeles. The three-day "filmmaker's boot camp" was the cliff notes version of film school and was geared towards giving the five Operation In Their Boots (OITB) film making fellows, all Iraq and/or...

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Yellow Ribbon Stickers: they aren't working (and neither are a lot of veterans)

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 2:11 AM

It's easy to say you support the troops, but numbers prove that the support often stops with the placement of a yellow ribbon on the back of a car. 1 in 5 veterans from the current wars has a service connected injury - both physical and mental. These veterans, who...

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Remember Iraq

(9) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 1:26 AM

It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since we invaded Iraq. My unit was a part of the initial invasion force. We fought our way up to Baghdad and then patrolled Saddam City (now Sadr City). I witnessed, and created, more death and destruction than most...

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Our Turn

(7) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 3:05 PM

Recently, there has been some hoopla in the media about how soldiers were portrayed in the box office hit "The Hurt Locker." Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's (IAVA) executive director/ founder, wrote the following in a Newsweek article:

"The Hurt Locker tries to articulate that...

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