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Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    Very Good Book

    As an Iraq War veteran who lost a couple friends, including my best friend who I went through basic training with, I strongly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Final Salute

    I wanted to read this book because my family has experienced a soldier's
    death while he was on active duty. I didn't think it would be so hard to read...and I stopped reading it before going to bed because the images I got from reading it were so vivid making it hard to fall asleep.
    In spite of that, I was able to get through it a few pages at a time. I
    cried each time I read it, though. I bought it mainly to understand what
    the Notification Officers go through as they inform families of a death and how they cope with the activities of a family as they lay their loved one to rest. What the Notification Officers go through is a form of love, bravery and paying homage to a fallen soldier all rolled into one.
    As I read the book I realized these officers are a unique type of hero who
    bring honor to the military in ways no one else possibly can. I recommend this book to anyone, especially those who think military people have no sensitivity. The honor and loyalty shown to the fallen soldier and their families by each branch of the military, as evidenced in this book, is beyond measure. I am so grateful to the families who allowed us to share the nightmare of losing their soldier family member, experience their grief,and the sadness of their days in order to paint this unforgettable portrait of the duties, feelings and actions of the Notification Officers and all ranks of the military as they
    honor and pay respects to the sacrifice of the soldiers who died for our
    freedom.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2009

    If A Man Doesn't Cry When Reading This, He Is Not A Man

    I echo all the other reviews. This book is one of the most powerful and touching books, anyone can read. It stays with you for a long time, as you really feel for the families.
    We all say, "We want to be a fly on the wall to know what went on inside somewhere". This book, truly, allows you to do that, as you accompany the men who have the sad task to make sure these families are comforted.
    If any American ever doubted their country and felt things are going wrong, than they have to read this. These young American, who made the "Ultimate Sacrifice" so you and I could go into a bookstore, died so you and I could buy a book, a cup of coffee, and live our life in freedom while they couldn't. And their famiies also paid the Ultimate Sacrifice by not having them to come back to.
    Truly, these stories had to be told. They are exceptional. I feel for the families. I feel for these men. No matter what religion one belongs to, one has to say a prayer for these men, their loved ones, and those that have given all before and after. These men died for us. Thank you for defending our country and my family. Words are not enough. God rest their souls.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    Final Salute--Casualty Officers' stories

    A gift from a veteran USMC Honor Guard. Kept me reading, made me much more aware of how the families and the officers who must deliver the sad news feel. It has given me a new respect and admiration for casualty officers, as well as made my heart more tender.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    A kit

    A kit padded in...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Lilac

    Smiled. "Thanks."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Crystal to whoever is in charge

    Enters. "May i join?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Shock

    "May i join as a Fauna?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Owl

    The flora looks for herbs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Pc

    He pads in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Frost

    Frost yawned, shuffling her paws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Widow

    Sits alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Stripe

    She sniffed the kit. Then Stripe slowly grabbed him/her by the scruff and put the kit in her den. (Leaders den)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Highly Recommend It

    I have cried many times throughout this book. I fell in love with it instantly. This book gives you a new prospective on what really happens. You start to feel only a fraction of the pain they go through. How hard it is for the families and alo for those who have to deliver the message to the family. You see what the soldiers go through when a fellow comrade falls or dies to save them. This book makes my love for our military burn even stronger.

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