Long before arriving at West Virginia University, Colby Buzzell emerged as one of the most meaningful voices of the Iraq War.
It all started with a blog that featured Buzzell’s take on the day-to-day events of the war from the perspective of an infantry man. He shared insights beyond what journalists knew about and what military officials were willing to discuss. The military shut down Buzzell’s blog after several weeks but it eventually morphed into an award-winning book, My War: Killing Time in Iraq, which led to critical acclaim and further publishing opportunities. In 2004, Buzzell was profiled in Esquire’s “Best and Brightest” issue and has since contributed regularly. In 2007, Buzzell received the Lulu Blooker Prize for My War: Killing Time in Iraq.