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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tacomathunder, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    I wanted to read some good books about the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ive already read "Generation Kill" by Evan Wright and One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer" by Nate Fick, those were great books. Im also reading "Heavy Metal: A Tank Company's Battle to Bagdad" by Capt. Jason Conroy.... so I'm looking into reading more... these wars are very interesting to read about, and it is also a kind of research about what it is kind of about over there, since my plan is to join the USAF after college...any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    When I was in I used CALL or the combine US Army Combined Arms Center for Lessons Learned. It was a great tool. Its online now for I use to get it in print form. I do not know if the USAF has the same.
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    Maybe if a mod moved your thread to the Military area you would get more suggestions? Just an idea? :)
    In O/T folks may miss the military focus part.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    yeah i should have thought of that....thank you for you import btw, i appreciate it, and thank you for you service :D i can't tell you how much i appreciate that...
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    is there a way i could put this in the military section, maybe the mods could do it for me?? i would really like to start reading up now on as many good books as possible, about overseas and stuff like that....similar to Generation Kill, in the way that it is about a unit and its deployment, or a soldier and his memoirs and such?? any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    house to house by David Bellavia is a pretty crazy one about the authors time in Fallujah. I had a couple more that a friend gave to me but I cant remember the name of the others ATM.

    Have you read Marcus Luttrel's Lone Survivor? That was a crazy read too. Not really about Iraq, but his time in Afghanistan
     
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    Thanks a lot for these recommendations!!! they both sound great, i have not read the second one, but i definitely want to....and it doesn't have to be about iraq, just looking for books about the deployment and such in the middle east
     
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    "The Sole Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell
    "SEAL of Honor" by Gary Williams written about Michael Murphy.
    Check out "Restrepo" clicky
     
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    those books are the only 2 books I've ever read that made me tear up.
     
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    Thanks for these too!!! already have Restrepo downloading in iTunes, seems like a very good chronicle, thanks again for these
     
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    "house to house" and "lone survivor" ??
     
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    Restrepo was just.....wow....that was a great documentary....very deep on the emotions, i teared up when the Sgt died, i believe his name was Rougal.... RIP to all our soldiers who have died
     
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    ive been there twice, im in the this book, its a good read
     
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    Whoa! your actually in the book? thats pretty cool, ill have to put it on the top of my list! Thank you for the recommendation, and thank you for your service, I'm so appreciative of what you guys do
     
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    Roberts Ridge, Where men Win Glory, Kill Bin Laden, Ghost Wars (an excellent precursor to the war in afghanistan) The Taliban
     
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    thanks a lot for the book recommendations, "Ghost Wars" sounds really good! and thank you for your service!!
     
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    yep
     
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