Kayla Williams is a former sergeant and linguist in a military intelligence company of the US army. She is the author of Love My Rifle More Than You (2006) and Plenty of Time When We Get Home (forthcoming) and she serves as a Truman National Security Project fellow and on the Army Education Advisory Committee.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Food Stamps Helped Me Serve My Country. Don't Cut Them Now
I've eaten government food during two periods in my life: as a child and as a soldier. The first led to the second in more ways than one, and permanently influenced the way I look at food aid. Memories of growing up poor still bring a tingling flush of shame to my cheeks.