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Open Forum: Wishing we could stay out of war


In a magazine I was reading the other day there is a picture of young Marine in Afghanistan, being carried away on a litter with both of his legs blown off. The look on his face is somewhere between bewilderment and pain. The article went on to say the young man mercifully survived his injuries. For a lot of us we just look at the picture and turn the page. The price we pay for war. For me I can’t help dwelling on what his life is going to be like from here on.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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