This is on of the first books published that was written by a Camp Lejeune Marine who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In this first hand graphic account GySgt Jason K. Doran, a Silver Star recipient, shares his experiences of his tour of duty during the Iraqi War. The book covers the journey of 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment, a part of Task Force Tarawa, from the ship ride over through the Suez Canal, to the bloody battle for the bridges at An Nairiyah, and then home again. This book allows the reader to share in the day-to-day experiences and personal account of a Marine's tour of duty. This is the real thing. Gunny Sergeant Doran was there.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a compelling story that puts the reader with the marines as they leave home and go to war in Iraq. The author¿s daily recount of events imparts the full range of feelings from boredom and loneliness to the aftershock of battle. He gives a no-holds-barred story of the real-life experiences of the war and what happens to him and his fellow marines. I recommend this book as not just a good read, but as an insight as to our brother¿s (and sisters) inner thoughts as they come back home to us. Just as important in this book is the author¿s humanization of the Iraqi people, showing us their compassion and desire to live normal lives. Parts of this book are not for the faint of heart, but show the real human cost of war.