A soldier from San Antonio was killed in Afghanistan, yesterday.  SSG Bowen died from wounds suffered in an IED (improvised explosive device, aka "roadside bomb") explosion.  I think we should all devote a moment of silence to those killed serving you and I.  

 We don’t understand it.  But, so many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get it:  traumatic brain injury.  LTC Rivas got it and apparently died from it.  We get it stateside, too, but TBI has become a singular feature of the current war.  The IED’s (improvised explosive devices  or "roadside bombs") are unique to this war.  When