The woman behind the man in uniform

By Marykate Usina |

It was 3 a.m., the cusp of a new day when my phone rang, flashing a six-digit military number across my screen. A number I loved and hated seeing because there are two voices that could be on the other end: Daniel, or his buddy Brandon. If it were the latter, Daniel wouldn’t be coming home.

Former Flagler student talks about Marine life in Afghanistan

By Cal Colgan |

Last year, Zack Thomas Paull traded in his textbooks for camouflage and joined the United States Marine Corps.

After Paull’s unit, the Second Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment [2/9], finished its training in Parris Island, S.C., the military brass shipped the unit off to Afghanistan. Paull has spent the past 6 months in Marjah, an agricultural district in the Helmand Province.