The Longest War in U.S. History Began 15 Years Ago. See Its Effect on One Veteran — TIME

When the U.S. began its attack on Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, Nick Mendes was an 11-year-old who loved to play video games. By the time ten years had passed, Nick Mendes had become Sgt. Mendes of the U.S. Army. In 2011, in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, he was blown up by an IED and paralyzed…

via The Longest War in U.S. History Began 15 Years Ago. See Its Effect on One Veteran — TIME

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