he was “not one of the 19-year-old American warriors kicking in doors in Fallujah,” Paul says, it was nonetheless
an expedition into unfamiliar territory. “I began this journey as a married father of three in my early 50s with
a good job, a transplanted Iowa boy living and working in the Denver area. I was a captain in the Navy Reserve with a decent amount of sea-time on active duty behind me. None
of this prepared me for a ground war insurgency in a desert.