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1 A Home and a Country 1
2 The Call 23
3 Matilda 31
4 The War Plan 39
5 Countdown 55
6 Dread Silence Reposes 65
7 Uncertainty and Human Factors 77
8 Red Ink 83
9 Time on Target 91
10 On the Shore, Dimly Seen 99
11 A Dangerous Position 111
12 A Fiery Crash 131
13 Garden of Eden 137
14 Killbox 149
15 National Geographic 155
16 A Turning Point 161
17 Their Blood Had Washed Out 177
18 Star-spangled Banner 185
19 Ashura 193
20 Occupation 199
21 When Free Men Shall Stand 209
22 Mortars in the Garden 221
23 Strategic Corporal 237
24 No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy 249
25 Ribbons 259
26 The Twilight's Last Gleaming 267
27 Home of the Brave 273
Appendix A Ranks in the United States Marine Corps 277
Appendix B Structure of the 1st Marine Division 279
Posted August 24, 2011
Anyone military past, present and future will enjoy this read. Written with simple, direct language you are take right to center of the story. Often I felt like I was almost standing near her during the events portrayed - she is effective bringing me as a reading right into the action. There are multiple threads in the book that had me thinking and also laughing a lot. I will be VERY careful if I am anywhere near an MRI machine from now on.
Jane confirms what, as a civilian, I thought people who serve in a war zone think and feel. Jane has a very unique perspective that she explains well and will surprise a reader once you read the entire story. All in a good way it is not what you think from any stereotypes.
Read it and enjoy it.
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Posted March 7, 2012
Being both a female and in the military, I took MAJ Jane Blair's experiences close to heart. She instilled much pride in me through her words and the words of others. She gives a detailed image of those in the military today and the difficult missions they have faced at war, on a very personal level.
I highly encourage this book to everyone, especially those close to the military!
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