Penthouse Badass: Paul Rieckhoff

Penthouse just published a really great piece I wrote about Tricare, in which I quote Paul Rieckhoff. Of everything I’ve written over the years, the articles where I’ve quoted Paul are the ones I’m most proud of. Coincidence? Probably. But I’m beginning to think he’s my good-luck interview.

You can read the Tricare article in the May issue of Penthouse, now on stands, or wait until I share it here. Until then, however, check out this tidbit I wrote about Paul a few years back.

Every year Penthouse publishes its annual Badass List. The editors choose the most badass folks from various walks of life, from entertainment to activism, politics to porn. And by “badass,” what they really mean is “kick-ass.” These are the coolest, smartest, most incredible people they’ve come across in the past year. For the 2009 issue, I got to write about Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). It was hard to get all of his awesome qualities into a hundred words, but it was definitely an interesting challenge. Plus, Paul is the biggest badass I know, so I was honored to be asked to write about him for the magazine.

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