POV Regarding War


David Tate

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David Tate joined the United States Marine Corps at age 17 in 1985 and after spending three years in the Marines, he studied Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington. He began his career as a videojournalist in Roanoke, VA as a reporter and photographer. Following the 9/11 attacks, David began working as a freelance international journalist. In 2003, he started his milblog, A Battlefield Tourist, which documented his trip to southeastern Turkey and pre-war northern Iraq. David then spent seven months in Afghanistan in 2004, a majority of it in the local population acting as bureau chief for the Turkish news agency IHA. During that time, he completed more than a dozen embeds with U.S., Afghan, Romanian and Canadian forces. In August of that year, he participated in the first independent embedment in the fledgling Afghan National Army. In subsequent years, he made return trips to Iraq and Afghanistan. David currently works as the Roanoke bureau reporter for WSET, the ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, VA.

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