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Colby Buzzell is the author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq, Lost In America: A Dead End Journey, and Thank You For Being Expendable & Other Experiences. Buzzell served as an infantryman in the United States Army during the Iraq War. Assigned to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team in 2003, Buzzell blogged from the front lines of Iraq as a replacement for his habitual journaling back in the states. In 2004 Buzzell was profiled in Esquire's "Best and Brightest" issue. In 2007, Buzzell received the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize for My War: Killing Time in Iraq. The Washington Post in 2007 referred to his article "Digging a Hole All the Way to America" as "A Tour de Force Travelogue," and his article "Down & Out In Fresno and San Francisco" was sel ...more

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Colby Buzzell Hey! Good question. Honestly, I think my post war experience has more of an influence on my writing than anything else. The experience of war I think…moreHey! Good question. Honestly, I think my post war experience has more of an influence on my writing than anything else. The experience of war I think allows one to view the world in a slightly differently lens than say a civilian who did not experience war, and I think the experience of the military and a combat deployment will forever effect and influence any and perhaps all future work both consciously and subconsciously. How could it not? (less)
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“The other day, we went somewhere, and did something.”
Colby Buzzell, My War: Killing Time in Iraq

“God works through people by stirring their hearts and sometimes people never know how they are helping others.”
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“The only lies that are true are the ones that you believe.”
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What's The Name o...: Book Titles with Time in it 28 253 Jun 09, 2015 10:47AM  
The History Book ...: IRAQI FREEDOM (03/19/2003) 304 370 Aug 09, 2016 01:25PM  
The History Book ...: WAR IN AFGHANISTAN 465 574 Oct 19, 2016 01:07AM  
The History Book ...: * IRAQ 116 285 Dec 27, 2016 10:58AM  
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