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The Long Road Home by Martha Raddatz
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Jun 12, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: read2007
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in March, 2007

I don't even know where to start. I think this is a book that everyone should read. It is about a battle/ambush in Sadr City, Iraq. My brother Trevor was stationed there at the time. He was one of the lucky ones and was in armored vehicles at the time. If you read it Trev was in the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) the first group sent in to rescue the ambushed platoon. His platoon isn't talked about to much, as I said they were the lucky ones.

The reason I recommend this book to everyone is because it is really well written and factual. I didn't feel like the author took any sides as far as the war is concerned. It is not about whether the war is right or wrong, but rather about the soliders and their families and what they are fighting for (each other). It is about what they went through and their love and loyalty to each other and our country. It is about what happened that day in Sadr City and how these amazing men and their families sacrificed all for each other.
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