The cat’s out of the bag, which means it’s time for an overdue thank you here on Battle Rattle.
The Military Reporters and Editors organization announced Wednesday that this blog has received honorable mention in its Online Interactive category for work done in 2010. Specifically, it highlighted the war-zone blogging that photographer Thomas Brown and I did during our spring 2010 embed in Helmand province, Afghanistan (most of those entries can be found here).
I won’t get long-winded, but since I’m aware there are Battle Rattle readers who don’t make their way to Marine Corps Times’ online front page regularly, I wanted to share the good news here, too. We finished behind a very substantial New York Times project, so there’s no shame in that.
Thanks to the staff of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, and everyone else who played a hand in helping us tell the Marines’ story during a hectic, dangerous time in Marjah district. It’s an experience we won’t forget.