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Third Way in Iraq #19: A Friend Lost

October 4th, 2006

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Editor’s Note:

Sean continues his recovery in Philadelphia. He recently underwent more surgery, and he is currently confined to bed-rest.

Sean recently did a radio interview about his time in Iraq with a Swarthmore station (he’s an alumn). You can listen to the interview here (click on the link to Wren Elhai’s report in the first section on Education Underground). Read the rest of this entry »

Third Way in Iraq #18: The Last Note from Fallujah

August 31st, 2006

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Editors Note: This arrived recently from Sean, who is continuing his recovery in Phildadelphia:

Here is the last Dispatch I wrote from Fallujah. It was still on my notepad back in our room in the barracks when I was medevaced. I got my notepad back when I got all my belongings back from Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

Third Way in Iraq #17: Surgery and News from Fallujah

August 24th, 2006

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August 24, 2006

Editor’s Note:

Sean continues to recover from his wounds, but he still has no use of his right arm. In an attempt to repair that problem, he had surgery this week to graft several nerves taken from his legs into his shoulder and neck. The surgery went well – the surgeons liked the nerves they got from his legs and were generally pleased – but they won’t know for 9-12 months whether the graft will take. Read the rest of this entry »

Third Way in Iraq #16

August 2nd, 2006

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August 2, 2006

Editor’s Note:

For those following Sean Barney’s progress in recovering from his wounds, he is continuing with his physical therapy and is slated for surgery on his shoulder and arm later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Third Way in Iraq #15: A Message From the Captain

July 12th, 2006

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July 12, 2006

Editor’s Note:

Sean Barney recently received an email from Captain Sean Miller, his Commanding Officer in Iraq, describing the events of the day he was wounded. We provide that message below. We have edited it only for a bit of Marine-style language. Read the rest of this entry »

Third Way in Iraq #14: Purple Heart

June 14th, 2006

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June 14, 2006

Editor’s Note:

Tomorrow, Sean Barney will be awarded a Purple Heart by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, in a ceremony presided over by Senator Tom Carper. Read the rest of this entry »