Little Brother of War

  • Chapter 1

  • The First Day

  • Randy Cheska

    My big brother was good at everything he did.

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  • And as far back as I can remember, Mom and Dad always compared me to him.

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    Randy

    โ€œWhy canโ€™t you be more like Jack?โ€

  • Randy Cheska

    Dad would say.

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  • Or,

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    Dad

    โ€œItโ€™s time to get it together, Randy.

  • Your brother had already made the football team at your age.โ€

  • Randy Cheska

    Jack was a football hero in both middle school and high school.

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  • Everyone worshipped him.

  • Especially my dad.

  • But no matter how hard I tried, I just couldnโ€™t follow in his footsteps.

  • I could only live in his shadow.

  • Randy Cheska

    When he graduated, Jack joined the Army and was shipped off to the war in Iraq.

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  • My parents acted like the most important person in the world had left them.

  • Soon after that, Jack became a war hero.

  • He captured a group of enemy soldiers who were about to launch an attack against his platoon.

  • He saved their lives.

  • The whole state was proud of him then.