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Posted March 29, 2014
Second Platoon: Call Sign Hades: A Memoir of the Marines of the Combined Action Company by Mark A. Bodrog was a learning experience. It was a very interesting, personal look into military life and the war in Afganistan. TV and movies give us certain pictures of military life, but this was unique in its firsthand account without the glamorization of the entertainment industry.
I had the advantage of having had met the author before reading the book. Being able to picture Lt. Bodrog in the situations made it more real and touching.
It was interesting to learn about two different cultures – the Marines and the Afghans and the way they clashed while working together.
I recommend this book to anyone curious about the military, and specifically the Marines. I hope that it will give readers a better sense of the important job people in the military have. Our country has so many privileges, in part, due to the protection from our military who defend us against outsiders that threaten our freedoms.
Posted November 21, 2013
This memoir is a great read for all parents and family members who want to catch a glimpse of what it is like for their young 17-18 year olds who are fresh out of high school and deploy to Afghanistan. What these men went through in this book should truly make you proud. Bodrog is an Officer that truly had the respect of his men. This book gives me hope that there are still great leaders out there.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.