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Shane Comes Home
by Rinker Buck
On March 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning writer Rinker Buck chronicles Shane's death and his life, exploring its meaning for his family, his fellow soldiers, and the country itself. It is the story of ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by William Morrow Paperbacks
(first published 2005)
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This is the story of the first American serviceman, a Marine lieutenant, who was killed in the second Iraq conflict. It is a biography of not only the lieutenant, but also talks about how his family reacted. I thought it was a very touching book.
Nov 01, 2008 Will Byrnes rated it 3 of 5 stars
The story of the first casualty of Iraq War II. This is a remarkably moving depiction of a true military man, a strong, all-American type based in the homeland. Well-written, an easy and satisfying read.