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Recent reports of the military shutting down access to various websites for the troops — MySpace, YouTube, and others — makes Colby Buzzell's story all the more relevant. He served as a machine gunner in the current war in Iraq, and blogged about it. The book based on his entries — My War: Killing Time in Iraq — has just won the Lulu Blooker Prize, the top prize for a book based on a blog. Click here to see an amazing animation of one of his stories... if you thought the clip we used in the show was riveting, this is the full, four-and-a-half minute version of it... What's the value of a soldier's blog?