Combat Support

Combat Support "The True Burden of Sacrifice"

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by Terry Cropf
     
 

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From humble beginnings in a small town in rural Pennsylvania, Combat Support, The True Burden of Sacrifice, is the journey of an average man, living an average life. Raised with modest morals and values, the struggles of his youth turn him to the Army with a fresh start and new goals for which to strive. Living this regimented lifestyle within the confines of the U.S… See more details below

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From humble beginnings in a small town in rural Pennsylvania, Combat Support, The True Burden of Sacrifice, is the journey of an average man, living an average life. Raised with modest morals and values, the struggles of his youth turn him to the Army with a fresh start and new goals for which to strive. Living this regimented lifestyle within the confines of the U.S military consumes him and his understanding for what is truly important in this world becomes clear when the door to his future presents itself. The future includes living the Army values not for himself alone, but for his new wife and family. This new equation is constantly changing and his love for the Army slowly fades as he gives himself to the one woman who opened his eyes to the precious life they now live. He separates from the Army, but that separation from uniform is short lived when the attacks of September 11th 2001 occur. He finds himself struggling for the need to serve his nation again, this time as the nation takes combat to multiple battlefields. His eventual return to the military is as member of the Utah Army National Guard which eventually places him in the role for which he dreamed of serving, in a nation fraught with conflict, for his faith, family, and the freedom of those who cannot fight for themselves. The separation from his family weighs heavy in his heart and a journal kept during the deployment chronicles the accomplishments of his mission and love for his family. His supporting role in a combat zone soon turns his thoughts inward to define what truly burdens the families currently experiencing separation within this warring nation. It is not the sacrifice of the service member alone, but the comprehensive view the military family experiences, not just during the deployment, but also after it ends. Upon returning he struggles with the eroding of the values he once cherished and returning to a life that seemed foreign and distant to what it once was. It is one Soldier’s journey, but not his alone, and with the ending and through all the pain and tears, there is a new beginning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014023504
Publisher:
Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date:
02/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
File size:
1 MB

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