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Shane Comes Home

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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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Dan Williams
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story about the first marine killed in Desert Storm. Told from the perspective of the marine responsible for telling the family, and his efforts to support the family during that difficult time. Rinker has a potty mouth, that I could do without, in all his books. But, his writing style is so good, I put up with it.
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Feb 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
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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.
Will Byrnes
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.
Greg Allan Holcomb
Apr 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Biography of a great man;
A dramatic story of the notification of his death.

Well researched.

Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Touching and wonderful account of a US Marine killed in the Middle East. Gives a look into the heart of a military family and their understanding of defense of home and freedom. Excellent read.
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Rinker Buck began his career in journalism at the Berkshire Eagle and was a longtime staff writer for the Hartford Courant. He has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Life, and many other publications, and his stories have won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He is the author of The Oregon Trail as well as the ...more
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