Ryan Kaufman was stuck in a foxhole for a long, long time.
Foxhole. It’s a word that refers to a shallow opening, dug into the earth or crafted from sandbags, that a soldier can use to shield himself and maintain a defensive fighting position.
It’s a place that should, in a perfect world, be preserved only for wartime scenarios.
But Kaufman had left the war. He was home. He was separated from the Army.
And still, he was stuck.
“I left Iraq, but I stayed in my foxhole,” he said.