Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post
"WELCOME HOME: THE STORY OF SCOTT OSTROM
Scott drinks a beer outside the VFW Post in Longmont, Colo. Scott recalled his worst day in Iraq. "We got this infantry platoon attached to us to beef up our numbers. ... There was this one guy, and I knew right away that we were going to be friends. ... The vehicle he was riding in the passenger seat hit a really big bomb that day - really big IED, and it trapped him inside the humvee, and I got to listen to and watch him scream as he burned. And I never learned his name. There was nothing I could do. ... I lost a friend that I never had."