- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes there is so much pain out there it is a wonder that human hearts don’t just burst. As I read this, I thought that this is a perfect way to damage your family for decades. My heart goes out to the child forced to shoot at his or her father:
Miner threatened to kill his four children, physically assaulted his wife and threw a loaded handgun to the teen who came to her aid.
‘Do you want to play the gun game?’ Miner — who served in the 82nd Airborne Division and was sniper qualified — asked the teen.