I am grateful to Toni of Bear Creek Ledger for listing me as one of her nominees for this award. It is always nice to create a new award, especially one designed to pass on to five other bloggers who make you think. As an old soldier, I do have some favorites:
Michael Yon's Online Magazine is a great example of a guy who has been there and done that. He reminds me of Ernie Pyle and some of the correspondents who have written for "Soldier of Fortune" magazine. He is a courageous adventurer and friend of the warrior. His total objective is to tell the truth about war and those who wage it, no matter what the cost to him personally.
Blackfive - The Paratrooper of Love is another site that has been straightforward about war. The story must be told; who best to tell it than the warriors themselves.
365 and a Wakeup also tells the first person story of someone who knows what it's all about. It is well-written and I admire this guy.
A Soldier's Perspective is from the Noble Duty Milblogger Coaliton and it recommended because it is plainspoken common sense and covers a wide spectrum of concerns for all Americans.
Wake up America is an all-American blog. That is not just because Spree interviewed me via Centcom; I enjoy the read, too!
Rules of participation (as relayed by Toni):
Congratulations, you won an award! Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging. The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ (above) with a link to the post that you wrote.
Thanks again to Toni and congratulations to my own nominees!
SFC Chuck Grist