Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service
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Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service

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Forever a Soldier captures the personal side of war in 37 extraordinary narratives that bear eloquent witness to both the life-changing experience of battle and to the unflagging spirit that sustained countless ordinary Americans plunged into the bloody conflicts of the deadliest, most destructive century in human history. Culled from letters, diaries, private memoirs, and...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 21st 2006 by National Geographic (first published November 1st 2005)
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Mark Gonzalez
I'm interested in events taking place during World War II. Mostly the Navy and Marines that experienced it for it shows what they had back then and makes me compare what we have today for if the U.S. ever gets into war. But the part where dogs are left abandoned and killed really makes me sad for I have two dogs and I know MANY neighbors with dogs, I can hardly think what it is like to kill one. t is an awesome book about war and very graphical as well.

Running away just to serve a country. Th...more
Paul Lunger
Tom Wiener's "Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service" is a collection of short essays & recollections from veterans (some more well known than other) that recount their service in wars ranging from WWI through Iraq/Afghanistan. The topics range all over the place from the brotherhood of wartime service to prisoner of war status & beyond. Most of the essays themselves aren't all that bad although some are a bit hard to read & are easier to skim then get into detai...more
An excellent book. I enjoy reading narratives written by boots on the ground soldiers. These are the true heroes. Something the movies and history books seems to forget about.
Stories here have moved me, inspired me, thrilled me, and set me thinking of the seriousness and strength of our fighting men and women. Because it tells the stories of individuals, it is incredibly personal and powerful. Some stories I would never want to forget. There is much to learn here and much to remember. I'll definitely be reading this again.
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My grandfather recommended this one to me so I borrowed it when I visited the grandparents in Illinois. It's the next book on deck.
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