Paul Van Dyke

Paul Van Dyke
Paul Van Dyke served in the Minnesota National Guard from 2002-2008 as an infantryman, and is a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. His work has appeared in O-Dark-Thirty and War, Literature, and the Arts.

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Of all my days at war, I never dreaded rolling out the gate more than I did that morning. It was my first time in a humvee in two weeks, and I was once again in the driver’s seat. Last time I touched the steering wheel, my drive ended on top of a pressure plate IED.