Journalists embedded during war assignments are subject to the same risk as troops they write about. We still remember how an improvised explosive device (IED) killed Michelle Lang of the Calgary Herald along with four Canadian soldiers just after Christmas in 2009 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, and how Marie Colvin, an American reporter working for The Sunday Times, and Remi Ochlik, a French photographer, were gunned down in Syria Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
Read Kathleen Kenna’s touching and memorable special story in the Toronto Star March 4, 2012 — 10 years after a homemade grenade (IED) nearly killed her and her husband, photographer Hadi Dadashian, while embedded with U.S. troops on assignment in Afghanistan. “Strong faith in God has kept me optimistic,” she says. Kathleen has also suffered PTSD and works with vets to help them cope and eventually heal with therapies that have helped her overcome its horrible terror.