Russell Worth Parker grew up in Athens, Ga. A retired U.S. Marine, Worth is published in the New York Times, The National Interest, Garden and Gun Magazine, Outdoor Life Magazine, Backcountry Journal and numerous other print and electronic outlets. Worth is the editor at large for TomBeckbe.com and was the writer for Tom Schueman and Zainullah Zaki’s "Always Faithful: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, The Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter" available from William Morris/Harper Collins. He is represented by Peter McGuigan of Ultra Literary.
More than a year ago, as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, I concluded 27 years of uniformed service. I spent more than a year of my life in Afghanistan, serving in special operations, a fact only relevant because it brought me into close contact with members of the Afghan National Security Forces and Afghan civilian […]