My essay mainly consisted of detailing the accounts of Tim O'Brien himself. It took a lot in him to tell his horrific stories to millions of people. I talk about how he is sharing his difficult experiences and the events that he encountered on a war some said they were not sure why they were fighting . I did some extra secondary research to relate to my essay. In this case I found another war veteran coming out to share what he had experienced in the war. I chose this to emphasize the courage it takes some people to come out and talk about difficult stuff like Tim O'Brien did.
One of the main reasons why i picked this source is because of the website it was published in and the date. This article or story was published by The Grand Valley State university. This university is known for its work with the military including veterans. They have a whole network dedicated to them. And just recently (2011) they were recognized by the Military Advanced Education as a top military friendly network and college. Their information and dedication to veterans gives me more insight into more recent stories about veterans and it helps me connect with stories of Tim O'Brien. This is talking about a combat veteran named Jim Hodges coming out to share his story in the war with people back home. "Hodges presentation 'Eye of the warrior is a captivating story about war's struggles". This sounds a lot like Tim O'Brien sharing his war stories as well. Also, this article was published or posted on June 08, 2010 so it current enough.