Breaking “Innocence”

Why I Am Writing About Afghanistan

Musical Introduction

Unfamiliar Terms, Acronyms, and One Map for Afghanistan

Chapter 1- Every Grain of Sand

Chapter 2- Offer Up Your Best Defense, This is the End of the Innocence

Chapter 3- And I’m Staring Down the Barrel of a .45

Chapter 4- It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Chapter 5- Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room

Chapter 6- Louie, Louie, Oh No, Saying We Gotta Go

Chapter 7- ‘Cuz I’m Broken When I’m Lonesome

Chapter 8- Boom Like That

Chapter 9- Hold The Line, Love Isn’t Always On Time

Chapter 10- Just Walk Away, Renee

Chapter 11- Don’t Trust a Ho, Don’t Trust Me

Chapter 12- Welcome To The Jungle, It Gets Worse Here Every Day

Chapter 13- On Marine Suicide

Chapter 14- And I Was Thinking To Myself, This Could Be Heaven or This Could be Hell

Chapter 15- Nightmares And Anxiety And Government Failure, Oh My!

Chapter 16- All We Are Is Dust In The Wind

Chapter 17- Come On All Of You Big Strong Men, Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again

Chapter 18- A Dyke, A Bitch, Or A Whore?

Chapter 19- Enter The Young by R.J. Virkler

Chapter 20- She’s So Heavy…Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, Heavy

Chapter 21- Female Marines in Combat

Chapter 22- Get Your Motor Runnin’, Head Out On The Highway

Chapter 23- We’ll Make A Film About A Man That’s Sad and Lonely And All I Gotta Do Is Act Naturally

Chapter 24- But Damn That Radio Song

Chapter 25- I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends

Chapter 26- I Know That You Are Wrong And This Is Not Where You Belong

Chapter 27- Down In The Street There Is Violence

Chapter 28- Let The Bodies Hit The Floor (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 29- Half A World Away

Chapter 30- I Won’t Duck And Run

Chapter 31- Today Is The Greatest

Chapter 32- You And Me, Baby, Ain’t Nothing But Mammals

Chapter 33- And Tears Of Joy Stream Down My Face

Chapter 34- Oh, Sweet Child Of Mine

Chapter 35- I’ve Been Running Down The Road Trying To Loosen My Load

Chapter 36- Hold My Hand

Chapter 37- I’m On Top Of The World

Chapter 38- I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror

Chapter 39- Afghanistan Timeline Adjustments

Chapter 40- You’re Gonna Wish These Days Hadn’t Gone By So Fast

Chapter 41- Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang, We Love You

Chapter 42- I Fall To Pieces (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 43- It’s Your Fucking Nightmare

Chapter 44- You Did Not Desert Me, My Brothers in Arms

Chapter 45- The Warhawk’s Prayer

Chapter 46- Warhawks Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 10.1-10.2

Chapter 47- We Don’t Need No Education

Chapter 48- Brought To You Courtesy Of The Red, White, and Blue

Chapter 49- Vows Are Spoken To Be Broken

Chapter 50- The Change Has Come, She’s Under My Thumb

Chapter 51- I Mean This, I’m Okay (I Promise)

Chapter 52- The Test Begins, Now (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 53- The Crumbling Difference Between Wrong And Right

Chapter 54- Ooh, Love Hurts

Chapter 55-I’m Leaving On A Jetplane

Chapter 56- You Can Go Your Own Way

Chapter 57- Everything’s So Blurry (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 58- The Heat Is On

Chapter 59- It’s Always Burning Since The World’s Been Turning

Chapter 60- Friends Never Say Goodbye

Chapter 61- I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 62- Y’all Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 63- And There’s Not Much Love To Go Around

Chapter 64- Won’t You Stay With Me?

Chapter 65- I’ll Keep Moving Through the Dark With You In My Heart, My Blood Brother (Warning: Graphic)

Chapter 66- Tangerine, Tangerine…

Chapter 67- People Love It When You Lose, They Love Dirty Laundry

Chapter 68- The Red…It Filters Through

Chapter 69- Growing Darkness, Taking Dawn

Chapter 70- Find Out Real Fast When You’re a Sitting Duck