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Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2021
Incredible book detailing the situation in Afghanistan first hand. For ten years my friend told me very little of what he experienced when he was deployed. But about 6 months back we were talking and he asked if I could keep a secret, he said there was a book out there about his platoon. But he didn't like to tell anyone about it, typical marine attitude I guess. Unfortunately it sat on my coffee table for months. Last week my friend died unexpectedly, and I finally decided to pick it up and give it a read. While I have enjoyed reading this book and getting to imagine some of the things he experienced especially the stories that involve him first hand. It's also incredibly difficult to imagine the baggage these marines took home with them, I had no idea the gravity of his experience. I know it deeply effected him, but serving his country was his greatest honor. As the book mentions Joe Myers was an incredible story teller and could regularly bring a room to tears from laughter, he will be greatly missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book hits close to home, RIP Sgt Joe "Mad Dog" Myers 12/2/21
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2021
Incredible book detailing the situation in Afghanistan first hand. For ten years my friend told me very little of what he experienced when he was deployed. But about 6 months back we were talking and he asked if I could keep a secret, he said there was a book out there about his platoon. But he didn't like to tell anyone about it, typical marine attitude I guess. Unfortunately it sat on my coffee table for months. Last week my friend died unexpectedly, and I finally decided to pick it up and give it a read. While I have enjoyed reading this book and getting to imagine some of the things he experienced especially the stories that involve him first hand. It's also incredibly difficult to imagine the baggage these marines took home with them, I had no idea the gravity of his experience. I know it deeply effected him, but serving his country was his greatest honor. As the book mentions Joe Myers was an incredible story teller and could regularly bring a room to tears from laughter, he will be greatly missed.
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