The Dallas Morning News (MCT)
Iraq war veteran Alex Horton
chronicles his experiences as a soldier
on his blog, "Army of Dude," in Frisco,
Texas,October 16, 2007.
(Courtney Perry/Dallas Morning News/MCT)
During his 15 months in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade, Spc. Horton, 21, faced sniper attacks, improvised explosive devices, moments of horror and the age-old tedium and Catch-22 absurdities of military life. He chronicled what he saw in his blog, Army of Dude, a Web-based journal that, in simple, eloquent prose, depicts the war as seen from a front-row seat.