Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.
August 19, 2012
Bronx, New York
Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr, was one of three Marines killed by an Afghan police officer at a military base in the Helmand Provnce. The Pentagon reported that the three men were killed while exercising. Greg was scheduled to go home to Oceanside, Long Island, for a visit only a few days after he was killed.
Editor’s Note: Perry Brass is no stranger to The Good Men Project. Read his poem, “New York is Filled with Boys” and his article “When Straight Men Fall in Love: A Brief History.”
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