Interview conducted by Antiwar Radio producer Angela Keaton.
Michael Anthony, author of Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq, discusses the military’s neglect of suicidal soldiers, officers more interested in self-promotion than doing their jobs, veterans’ struggles with family life and homelessness and how the process of becoming a man in the military sometimes involves refusing orders.
MP3 here. (14:10)
Michael Anthony is the author of Mass Casualties: A Young Medic’s True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq. After graduating high school, Michael joined the Army Reserves, went through basic training, and then went through job training to become an Operating Room Medic. One year later he returned home and enrolled in college to begin his first semester. Almost immediately upon finishing his first semester he was shipped off to Wisconsin to train for four months before he would leave and spend his next year in Iraq. Michael is now back in the States and working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in creative writing.