January 30th, 2006


You may remember this soldier...

A photo of James Blake Miller, taken Nov. 9th, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq.

But here's what you didn't know about him...

"He's quieter now -- easier to anger. He turns to fight at the sound of a backfire, can't look at fireworks without thinking of fire raining down on a city. He has trouble sleeping, and when he does, his fingers twitch on invisible triggers.

The diagnosis: post-traumatic stress disorder."

Well, that's one way to get out of the military...

Looks like several members of the 82nd Airborne "All American" Division are being investigated for having their pictures on a gay porn website. Fleshbot has identified the site they did the pictures for as activeduty.com, a site that boasts about using real soldiers for their military-themed porn.

So, how did their commanders find out, anyway? Maybe they searched the web for naked paratroopers strictly for research purposes?

As for the soldiers involved, maybe it was just a harmless misunderstanding. They were probably drilling each other on how to pack 'chutes!