Imagine being given a rifle, some ammunition, and a bag with your belongings, and treating each day as if it may be your last. In direct contrast to what many have done through the years, I volunteered to fight in a war because I was running away from college. I figure maybe I’d have an adventure and I wouldn’t have to study as much; man, was I wrong, a thousand times over. From the moment I set foot in the fleet of the United States Marine Corps I was tested at each turn. From knowing how to use certain weapons and knowing when might be the perfect moment to flank an enemy position, or withdraw in hasty retreat.
According to statistics provided by UNICEF, approximately 4.7 million children in Iraq required some form of humanitarian assistance in the first half of 2016. Soccer Salam attempts to stand in that gap—delivering food, water, medicine, and blankets to “Iraq’s most vulnerable communities.”They also deliver something else that can’t be boxed or put in a bag: smiles.
George Zimmerman, defendant in the high profile Trayvon Martin case of 2012, was seen attempting to auction off the weapon used in the killing of the seventeen year old Trayvon Martin. Two attempts were made and on both occasions the auction websites rejected the posting.