Rats! I still can't upload images! I first met Steve at an Intensive I co-lead at Kripalu Center. He wanted a deep retreat before redeploying to Afghanistan. I was touched by his dedication and sincerity and wondered how he was going to manage keeping a practice alive in a war zone, especially given the responsibilities he had.
We've stayed in loose touch over the years. I ran across this blog post the other day which filled in some details of what is like to be in a war zone as an American soldier practicing meditation.
This is entitled An American Buddhist Practicing in Afghanistan.