There has been anger, frustration and other emotions expressed following the Taliban taking over Afghanistan amid the withdrawal of the final U.S. troops. Many of those concerns focus on the wellbeing of the thousands of interpreters and other allies who supported the U.S. mission there.
The American Legion invites Afghanistan veterans to write first-person accounts of their experiences, accomplishments during deployment and how they are coping with the current situation. These brief essays are intended to serve as illustrations that their service did matter, regardless of the current situation. To contribute, email your story and a photo to Henry Howard, deputy director of Media and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.