The change for U.S. Marine Matthew Callahan came when he “snapped” his leg.
It was his first deployment to Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. He was an “assaultman,” a Marine specialised in assaulting hardened positions.
He was sent to the Wounded Warrior Battalion to recover, where he picked up a camera and started On-The-Job Training (OJT) to be a combat correspondent.
“I feel being a former infantryman gives me a better perspective and will serve me well in telling the stories of Marines from the ground combat element especially. Civilians have a genuine interest in knowing about the ins and outs of Marine life and I have a genuine desire to tell them. It’s incredibly satisfying and a wicked good time,” Callahan told Business Insider.
He must be having fun, because in our opinion his Instagram feed (bridgingthegap__) is one of the most fascinating in the military.
It's tradition to get to re-enlist under any condition the Marine wants. This Marine wanted to get gassed.
A fellow Marine and one of Matthew's best friends, Sam Pomodoro rocks it for Boston beneath his service Charlie shirt.
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