The Seattle Times covers Michael Yon’s account of the battle in Mosul and the return of Lt. Col. Kurilla for treatment in Tacoma: “Storied Iraq soldier recuperating.” Reporter Alex Fryer writes:
In a harrowing series of photographs, Yon captures the moment Kurilla fell. The images along with Yon’s narrative are posted on his Web site: http://michaelyon.blogspot.com.
Shot in the arm and leg, Kurilla was taken to a combat hospital and later airlifted to Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma.
Yesterday, he declined to release the status of his condition.
Here the Seattle Times covers the competition eating its lunch. The admiring tone of the coverage seems to me to mark a notable moment.
The “Gates of fire” post by Michael Yon is here. Yon’s PayPal account link is here.