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One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick
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Oct 11, 10

Read in October, 2010

You may be familiar with Nathan Fick because a Rolling Stone reporter stayed with his platoon for awhile. Or because of his role in Generation Kill. Or maybe not at all because, though you have lots of political opinions about the two wars the US in engaged in, you've either ignored the service members fighting them or thought of them in the same tired cliches used since liberals commented on the Vietnam War most of them never served in. This is a great book if you'd like to read a bit about what motivates people to serve our country's interests in war at a time of great political cynicism. Capt. Fick was on his first Fleet mission as a recon Marine when the Towers fell & Marines came to Afganistan in force; he was on his second when we went to war in Iraq.
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