Growing up in California through my teen years, I was exposed to a society that often encouraged a counter culture. At the time, it coupled nicely with an even more common rebellious teenage attitude. I lived in a world that praised being different, special, valued, and exceptional—all because we were born that way. It was our right to be different.
“‘I prayed only once in Afghanistan,’ O’Byrne wrote to me after it was all over. ‘It was when Restrepo got shot, and I prayed… Continue Reading