Michael Yon on the British Army - Men of Valor Part 8

#3
I read an article of his whilst out on Telic this year. Very articulate, honest and thorough in detail

An honest journalist? against all the odds... Yes
 
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MAD_FERRET said:
I read an article of his whilst out on Telic this year. Very articulate, honest and thorough in detail

An honest journalist? against all the odds... Yes

Actually he's ex special forces turned blogger. Excellent writer and photographer.
 
#6
I have a lot of respect for Michael as a writer and as an individual. I met him in Baghdad earlier this year, just after his first stint with us in Basra and his articles on Op Arrezzo etc had appeared. He had the utmost respect for the guys that he had served with (and also liked the Brit sense of humour).

Statistically there was more chance of him dying out there than me, especially as he is one of the few journos to go outside the wire regularly and into the hotspots, rather than interview people after the events - good luck to him.

I look forward to reading the rest of his Men of Valor (Valour) posts if this is the first of 8.
 
#9
Yon,s stuff is right on the money, his blood is worth bottling.

And spot on for Princess of Wales, that should endear her a bit more.
 
#12
There is some awesome war reporting going on here. It is Pulitzer standard. An American embedded with Brits really telling it like it is. Brilliant. Great reading. I hope her Maj gives him something.
 
#15
The British Army often gets a rather negative US press. Yon's blogging up hill in taking an interest. Someone respectable should recommend him for a gong.
 
#19
This journalist is top notch and never fails to draw you into his world. He clearly has the respect of the troops he is embedded with and what I really admire is how he brings a relatively minor incident to light to illistrate the way a group of soldiers bond together - the squaddie downing 1.5 litres of milk shake is a classic example!
His comments regarding the Iraqis wishing to stay Iraqi and not break up into their respective tribes was a little surprising - contrary to everything I have heard previously.
Keep up the good work Michael.
Anyone know when his book is published?
 

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