Friday, September 03, 2010

Honoring "Roy" - A Fallen Iraqi Interpreter

I met Blake Hall when he was pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School. In this transition period that offically signals the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, Blake has taken the time to reflect on his experience as an Army officer serving in southern Baghdad. In a very moving piece that ran in the Washington Post last Sunday, Blake recalls the unforgettable exploits of a young Iraqi interpreter who gave his own life while working as a "terp"- work that more than once led to saving the lives of American soldiers.

By telling a side of the war in Iraq that is often under-reported - the role of Iraqi interpreters - Blake Hall pays homage to his friend and those of his ilk who have served anonymously and nobly.

Washington Post Article

No comments: