4.14.2008

Another Brief News Mention

"Others choose to remain nameless, like the Usual Suspect. He's the author of one of the most well-known and gritty soldier blogs called the Unlikely Soldier. The blog carries photos and uncensored thoughts. And the author warns the content is not suitable for everyone."

Hahaha.

Here's the article:

http://www.kwwl.com/News/index.php?ID=23059

Thank you, thank you. It's only because people read and spread through word of mouth and links and all that, that we military blogger types get any recognition, good or bad.

Also, thanks once again to everyone for reading and commenting and emailing and offering opinions, support, criticism, toilet humor, and shivers of disgust. You are the reason I make an attempt to spell check.

12 Comments:

  1. Red said...
    *celebration*

    *confetti*

    *strippers*

    Well, maybe not. Mad props to you for earning a place in media history. Glad we could help ;)
    Anonymous said...
    I read the article. You could have written it much better. You're probably the only one in the family Aunt Lynda isn't editing... just make sure you spell "public" correctly or she'll put her lazer beam spell checker on you!

    So, is journalism a possible career of choice? Maybe another Dennis Miller/commentator???

    Can I have your autograph?

    Kudos, big guy!

    Aunt Sandy
    Anonymous said...
    Ah, don't do a journalism degree. That's mine. It's worthless. :)
    Good job on the recognition. You've earned it!
    Aunt Lynda
    P.S. I don't need to edit you. You're doing a FINE job. :P
    membrain said...
    Dude you sent Gorilla Shit to your SISTER!?! Sick, sick puppy;-)
    Jean said...
    I have always been impressed with your spell-checking.

    Congratulations on the notariety!
    Aprillini said...
    Yes, I forward your blog to others, but I haven't noticed that the scumsuckers comment. Possibly they don't read. But I definitely think you ARE one of the best milbloggers out there. I bet you don't even really have to spell check. ;)
    Anonymous said...
    Spell check? What's that?
    CB
    themorethingschange... said...
    Hmm, gritty eh? :)

    You showed up on my Google Alert from time to time before, but since the AP piece - about the time you went to Tokyo - there've been lots more ... for a while there it was every day ... I hope somebody's keeping track of all the mentions for you, it's gonna look real good on your college application/resume!

    Seems like you've launched yourself past college thru the school of hard knocks...BUT remember, no amount of learning is wasted, and the degree does open doors ... don't worry, college
    won't smother your voice - and neither will Zoloft ...

    I don't think of you as a journalist ... I think of you as a writer. The W's aren't your style but that won't keep you from being published ... you write in your own voice and that's what people respond to ...

    You have so many readers because you're READABLE ... and perhaps because we see a bit of ourselves in you...

    You remind me of adventure writer Jason Elliot, and of Jeff Smith - a writer for the local "alternative" paper ... and if I sat here a while I'm sure I'd think of more..

    It's got to be hard to see it from Iraq, but you manned up, you stuck with your Army commitment and you're on the edge of an exciting, fulfilling life ...

    So, I'll say it once again: Keep your eyes open and your head on the swivel!

    PS: We just had our first triple digit day - how about you?
    Strykeraunt said...
    I first came here because your a soldier out of Fort Lewis. I kept coming back because your writing is excellent. I am actually surprised that you're not mentioned in print more, however, I can't imagine the "professionals" like it when Joe can write a better piece.

    You definitely on the downside now. Take care and stay safe.Too bad I won't even know it if I pass you on the street sometime. But my guess is you prefer it that way.
    BigD said...
    Hi Suspect,
    First let me say, congrats to you and all your famousness. Question...
    Will you still be the "Bastard of all Bastards" when you become a rich and famous writer? I want to sign on for groupie status now...oh yes, and I hope you won't make me stand in line to get your autograph. On a serious note, I only wish I had discovered your blog sooner. You have a gift. What you write is human and from the heart, there is always honest, raw emotion that cuts deep and takes the reader on an amazing, albeit terrifying journey. I love your sense of humor, you make me laugh regularly and you know how to laugh at yourself. You have found a wonderful balance between charming and gritty! Now you can have a new moniker...the Unlikely Charming Gritty Soldier. Keep on truckin' baby, the world awaits you!
    Strykeraunt said...
    I first came here because your a soldier out of Fort Lewis. I kept coming back because your writing is excellent. I am actually surprised that your not mentioned in print more, however, I can't imagine the "professionals" like it when Joe can write a better piece.

    You definitely on the downside now. Take care and stay safe.Too bad I won't even know it if I pass you on the street sometime. But my guess is you prefer it that way.
    Valerie Hooker said...
    Thank you for giving those of us back home a realistic look at what it really is like over there. It has changed the way I look at it, and helped me to understand the way my family and friends feel over there. So once again thank you.

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