Plunge into the life of a young Army Reserve soldier as he leaves his civilian life to deploy to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His journey begins in Fort Riley, Kansas and continues at Log Base Seitz, where Sergeant Bernskoetter spends the next year fixing weaponry and trying to stay alive one day at a time.Relive Sergeant Bernskoetter's experiences through vivid daily journal entries detailing life deep in the heart of a country torn by hatred and violence. Join him on this trip into terrifyingly unfamiliar territory and straight into a year of darkness, as only he can tell it.When I got back from leave I noticed that the battalion commandera#39;s Nissan car here on post had a huge impact crater in ... The controlled detonation that showered the area with gravel happened just about half an hour after one of the big IEDs went off outside the wire. ... After a short while Dean finished up on the radio and the soldier on emergency duty for tower guard showed up. ... He was here to pick up Ace and bring him back for the day since the shops were closing for the day.
|Author||:||Shane A. Bernskoetter|
|Publisher||:||Booksurge - 2005-06-30|