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Combat Support "The True Burden of Sacrifice" [NOOK Book]

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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...
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Combat Support

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Overview

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

  • BN ID: 2940014023504
  • Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 2/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 275
  • File size: 809 KB

Meet the Author

Terry Cropf is a practicing physician assistant with a rapidly growing Neurosurgery Department at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is a current member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and a former member of the Utah Army National Guard and United States Army. His current unit, the 3rd of the 103rd Armor Regiment, is also located in Danville, it is the seventh unit he has served with in over fifteen years of service between the Army and Army National Guard. His deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the subsequent return home placed into motion the idea behind his first novel, Combat Support. A journal kept throughout the days of his deployment was the foundation for which he built this true and all telling story around.
He currently resides in Danville where he was born, raised and lived until joining the U.S. Army. He returned to live there after eight years away with his wife (Shannon), four children (Dylan, Destiny, Dakota, and Daelynn), and two dogs (Summer and Domino) while attending the Physician assistant Program at Pennsylvania College of Technology between 2007 and 2009. His enjoyment revolves around his family, the gift of time that he spends with them, and their support in achieving his goals as a Soldier and professional. In his down time he enjoys writing, keeping up with current events related to the stability of this great nation, and finding time to keep himself in good physical condition while awaiting the next call from Uncle Sam.
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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    If you are a soldier or family to one, this book will help you u

    If you are a soldier or family to one, this book will help you understand that people can change after going to war. I bought the "e-book" first and read it while in the VA hospital. It brought back memories, some good, some bad. Terry did what most of us wanted to do, he kept a journal, almost daily of what happened. At least what happened to us in Scania, Iraq. I didn't give this book 5 stars just because I'm in it. As a Staff Sergeant, Terry inspired us. He was the best NCO I've had the honor to work with. Now that he is an officer, I know he will continue to get the best from his soldiers. Now we just need to get the movie in production... Guardian 22

    P.S. Hey Thor...hot banana.

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    Posted February 10, 2012

    It was awesome

    I loved the book

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