There’s nothing friendly about “friendly fire.”

And, if you’re a grunt, you’re nothing more tan a tool of war to be used — or abused — as required by the powers that be. — wfw

A fatal mistake:The truth behind a Marine Corp lie and broken promises — NCPR News

All these years later, the Marines who survived are still haunted by the blinding flash and the piercing screams.

“I knew who some of the guys were that got hit,” Chris Covington remembers, “because I recognized their screams.”

On the night of April 12, 2004, a deadly explosion rocked a schoolhouse in Fallujah, Iraq, where U.S. troops had set up a temporary base. Two Marines died and a dozen were wounded, some severely.