‘Are You Planning on Running Away and Joining the Army?’

Soldiers from the 13th Sustainment Command Expeditionary march onto a C-17 Globemaster III at an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from “The Wives” by Simone Gorrindo.  “Sometimes I think about joining the military.” That was what Andrew said to me one evening in the winter of 2007, when he was twenty‑four and I was twenty‑three. We’d just moved in together and were out walking in Annapolis, the colonial […]