I'm running in the 2012 ING NYC Marathon, my first (I'll be 36), both for myself and to help support Hope for the Warriors, a great 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to enhancing "quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet."
Help a disabled vet and join me in supporting Hope for the Warriors by donating here.
- Roy Scranton's journalism, essays, and reviews have been published in Rolling Stone,, the New York Times, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Literature, The Appendix, and elsewhere. He is one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). His book Learning to Die in the Anthropocene is forthcoming from City Lights in the fall of 2015.