Today's installment is heartbreaking. Corporal T.J. Conrad was on patrol in Afghanistan...
T.J. Conrad, 22, was shot and killed by "some sort of insurgent in an Afghan army or police uniform," said his father, Tim Conrad.
"It was basically an ambush," he said.
T.J. Conrad is survived by a wife, Holly, and 7-month-old son, Bentley.
The demonstration was triggered after Afghan workers saw copies of the Quran, the holy book of Islam, among the waste being dumped into a pit to be burned at Bagram Airfield. A military official said the Qurans were taken from a prison library when it appeared that prisoners were using them to exchange messages. President Barack Obama sent a letter of apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, but enraged Afghans continued to protest at demonstrations that have resulted in the deaths of 20 people so far.
Yet to whom does the U.S. government apologize to? The mob that killed Corporal Conrad. That's who.