Here’s the second half of my Chronicle essay about my brother.

I got to Instant Message with him the morning. He’s been practicing photography, with some skill, I think, and he sent these photos:

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He’s been doing incredibly tough work lately. I’m proud of him. He also may be up for a medal for a difficult dive he took into the Tigris River a few months ago to recover some ammo caches. The Santa Barbara News-Press carried a great write-up about it on Monday with nice photos of him, but unfortunately the article isn’t available online.

I first wrote about Emmet on this website last year, as my mother and I were preparing for his departure to Iraq. I thought it worth providing a link to that short essay, with photos, here.

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