In the November Vanity Fair,Christopher Hitchens writes about Mark Daily, a soldier who died in Iraq last January. Hitchens first read about Lt. Daily and his family in Irvine in the LA Times. Teresa Watanabe wrote about the effect that Hitchens’ writings had had upon the young man:
“Somewhere along the way, he changed his mind. His family says there was no epiphany. Writings by author and columnist Christopher Hitchens on the moral case for war deeply influenced him… ”
Hitchens meets the Dailys and writes about it. It’s impossible to read the whole piece and not be moved–it’s NSW if you tear up easily.