Rory Fanning is the author of Worth Fighting For, recently released from Haymarket Books. He walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008 – 2009, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion.
Speaking to High Schoolers About the Truth of War Helped Me Deal with My Trauma from Being a Soldier
If a teenager is going to sign up to kill and die for a cause or even the promise of a better life, then the least he or she should know is the good, the bad and the ugly about the job.
An Open Letter to a Young Army Ranger, From an Old One: Why the War On Terror Isn’t Your Battle
"I’m writing this letter in the hope that offering you a little of my own story might help frame the bigger picture for you."
The Best Way to Celebrate Veterans Day? Stop Thanking the Troops
A former Army Ranger says he doesn't want to be thanked for his service—he wants politicians to stop sending young soldiers off to die.