Category Military veterans

Corporal (2)

TOUR OF DUTY: A son retraces a World War II soldier’s path through Europe. His discovery? What matters most is not where you go, but what you leave behind.

Dad loved his work, never complaining about the six days he had to toil every week to keep his small grocery business afloat. He loved to cook — and he was good at it, like so many Cajun men of his generation. He loved the church, taking us to 11 a.m. Mass at St. Gregory […]

Travis (2)

AT WAR WITH HIMSELF: How Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Led to Tragic Murder-Suicide of Louisiana Marine and His Brother

Traumatized by Iraq and the deaths of two comrades, local Marine Travis Twiggs couldn’t overcome his inner demons PART 1: MARINE CARRIED WAR HOME INSIDE OF HIM The all-points bulletin that crackled from the radios of law enforcement officers across southern Arizona was explicit in its urgency. Be on the lookout, authorities were warned, for a white, […]