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Bought the book yesterday and I quite literally could NOT put it down. I finished it last night in record time. I think the last book that held my attention like this one was The Kite Runner (oddly, another Afghanistan related story).
Anyway, I woke up this morning feeling a strange sadness that the book was over and that I won't get to find out more about these incredible men who fought so courageously for our country and for their brothers. I spent a better part of the morning looking up the names of the fallen on http://militarytimes.com/valor/ so that I could have a face for the name and so that they wouldn't just be names or "characters" in a story I read. Broke my heart, honestly....especially when I saw just how young they all were.
Sebastian Junger, thank you for telling this story. It should be required reading for all Americans. To the soldiers, thank you for everything. There are no words to adequately express the love and pride I feel in my heart for you all.
Hi Rhonda -
Thank you so much for your message, I really appreciate it. There is a general wisdom in the publishing industry that women dont often read books about war, but i was hoping that mine might be different. So your message was really gratifying. You can email the guys in the book from this website...i'm sure they would love to hear from you.