U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 31

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 31

“YOU’RE TRYING TO PROVOKE ME TO ANGER” by Sharon Rondeau (Jul. 31, 2019) —This segment continues former Captain Gary Mason’s story at the point where in late 2010, he returned to Hawaii from Afghanistan  for medical reasons and was immediately assigned a press briefing to an international military audience with virtually no preparation time. While […]

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 23

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 23

“THOSE ORDERS WERE NOT LEGITIMATE” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 19, 2019) — Part 22 of our series about the military experiences of former Capt. Gary Mason concluded with Mason’s having returned to Hawaii from a strange temporary assignment in South Korea, where his accommodations, to his surprise, proved to be “a Korean whorehouse” rather than […]

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 14

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 14

“THEY DON’T LIKE YOU” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 29, 2018) — In the last installment of the story of former Army Captain Gary Mason, he described the sense of disquiet that had come to overshadow his deployment to Iraq’s Sunni Triangle after he became aware that his command at FOB Paliwoda wished to discharge him […]

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 12

U.S. Army Veteran Shares Painful Experiences of Military Racism, Part 12

“A REFLECTION OF YOUR LEADERSHIP” by Sharon Rondeau (Aug. 3, 2018) — In the last installment in this series, former U.S. Army Captain and chaplain Gary Mason described how a physical assault by an enlisted soldier at FOB Paliwoda in Iraq went unaddressed and his subsequent discovery that the command in the 3/4 Cav unit […]