I am Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp, a member of Alpha Company, 1/18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division.You're whining, Private. I'm sure that they didn't teach you that in boot camp or infantry school. Apparently you also never learning that citizens of this country have a right to question anything put forth as "truth" for public consumption, whether we actually had the same experience or not.
My pieces were always intended to provide my discreet view of the war; they were never intended as a reflection of the entire U.S. Military. I wanted Americans to have one soldier's view of events in Iraq.
It's been maddening, to say the least, to see the plausibility of events that I witnessed questioned by people who have never served in Iraq. I was initially reluctant to take the time out of my already insane schedule fighting an actual war in order to play some role in an ideological battle that I never wanted to join. That being said, my character, my experiences, and those of my comrades in arms have been called into question, and I believe that it is important to stand by my writing under my real name.
Now, if you're done with dancing around the issue, let's see some corroboration for those anecdotes.
UPDATE: Photos of Beauchamp:
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