LOOK AT THAT OPENING LINE:
"Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armenta in his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan."
Read the piece in its entirety here: "The Dogs of War".
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PLUS: Check out the National Geographic style guide, which comes highly recommended by Mark Nichol, editor of the Daily Writing Tips blog: "This free online resource from the National Geographic Society doesn’t show up high in search rankings, but it’s an excellent resource. (And, seriously, have you ever seen a clumsy sentence, a grammatical error, or even a typo in National Geographic?) Unusually terse but clear entries are organised alphabetically, and the site includes a directory of new and altered entries and, especially helpful, one of terms and rules that contradict other authoritative resources or are exceptions to the norm."