In his Chronicle of Higher Education article he reports teaching a course in U.S. military history last semester, 18th century to the present, and the disturbing traumatic suffering of a student he calls Ernesto. Ernesto’s brother, Javier, had recently enlisted in the Army, and as the semester progressed was sent to Iraq, saw combat, was shot in the head by a sniper (too seriously to be evacuated to the Army’s medical facilities in Germany), and after some weeks died.Wait, I thought it was Javier that was crying . . .
(For those who don't get it, you don't read the comments enough.)
Read the whole peice. Bellesiles really does have a teaching position at Central Connecticut State University, but the rest of the article is ... interesting.
UPDATE 7/7: Jim Lindgren follows up over at The Volokh Conspiracy