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Chaplain Maj. Eric Olsen
Chaplain Maj. Eric Olsen

Iraq Diary, Pt. 14: For Soldiers, Death is a Borderline Between Two Cultures

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Over the last four months, Major Eric Olsen has been sending audio diaries home from Iraq. Olsen is a National Guard chaplain from Saranac Lake. Often, his accounts have dealt with the tension and danger faced by U.S. soldiers. But Americans on the front lines are also confronted by suffering and hardship among the Iraqis they hope to liberate. This week, Major Olsen describes his encounter with the family of an Iraqi killed by U.S. soldiers. A warning that some of the language in this week's diary might trouble some listeners.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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