For D Magazine’s October issue, I spoke with Stephen Holley, a former Navy SEAL and current owner of the new hunting apparel company SIXSITE. You can read the interview as it appeared in the magazine here. He told me one story, however, that hit me pretty hard but was unfortunately too long to run in the magazine.
To set the scene: Holley was a Navy SEAL at the time, around August or September 2005. Somewhere in the Sunni Triangle between Fallujah and Ramadi (“a pretty rough area, and obviously with what’s going on over there right now, still is”). He said this was “in the midst of a very interesting deployment, just a very personal pivotal moment for me that really gave it another human element that I had not experienced before.”
Holley’s story, as told to me:Read More