03/18/2014 10:13 am ET Updated Mar 24, 2014

'I'm A Good Person And Yet I've Done Bad Things': A Warrior's Moral Dilemma

How do we begin to accept that Nick Rudolph, a thoughtful, sandy-haired Californian, was sent to war as a 22-year-old Marine and in a desperate gun battle outside Marjah, Afghanistan, found himself killing an Afghan boy? That when Nick came home, strangers thanked him for his service and politicians lauded him as a hero?

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