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Learning about the troops over 'War stories and beer': Despite the many wars that have taken the lives o... #navy

Despite the many wars that have taken the lives of U.S. service members, still too little is known about what it means to serve in a time of war. Comparing what happened to the men who came back from Vietnam to those who came back from Iraq and Afghanistan shows both differences and similarities in what serving can mean. Too often, most Americans don’t understand those experiences. But in an event that features a group of veterans telling stories of combat over rounds of beer, veterans attempt to bridge the gap between the military and the American people. GORUCK, the makers of backpacks and other military-grade gear, hosted a night of “War Stories and Free Beer” Thursday at Rhino Bar & Pumphouse in Georgetown. War Stories and Free Beer is the idea of GORUCK founder and Army Special Forces Sgt. Jason McCarthy. While studying at Georgetown University in 2009, he realized th...

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