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Bronco Strong: A Memoir of the Last Deployed Personnel Services Battalion

Bronco Strong: A Memoir of the Last Deployed Personnel Services Battalion

by Angela M. Odom


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Army veterans' memoir tells the story of Army life in a combat zone for her Human Resources troops.

Imagine being at work, or lying in your bed, or even sitting wherever you are right now...and knowing that at any moment the world could literally explode around you. Without warning.

In her stirring memoir, Bronco Strong, Angela M. Odom, a personnel services battalion commander, recounts daily life as a soldier in an active war zone during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Odom came into command of the 15th Personnel Services Battalion in 2006, and immediately they were deployed to Baghdad via Kuwait. The soldiers under her command had proven themselves before in the same theater of war. But things had changed in their time at home, and now they found themselves walking into a living nightmare.

The soldiers of Task Force Bronco bravely endured, fulfilling their monumentally difficult support tasks throughout a grueling fifteen-month extended deployment. But things didn't always go according to plan.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537573267
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Angela M. Odom retired from the US Army in 2015 as a decorated colonel. She served in three separate combat operational deployments in her long and meritorious military career.

She graduated in 1988 from the University of Southern Mississippi as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate with a BS in personnel management. She is an accomplished teacher, life coach, professional speaker, and entrepreneur, and she founded the Push Through Academy. She also assisted in the development of the army's SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) Program.

Bronco Strong: A Memoir of the Last Deployed Personnel Services Battalion is her first book and a testament to the challenges of daily life for soldiers during the Iraqi Surge, during which two members of her battalion lost their lives in service to their country.

Odom and her son currently reside in Georgia.

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