Is there a way to mention Iraq without it being politically charged? I’m not sure. This Book of the Week has been to war. There’s nothing delicate, safe, light, or quippy about it. The book’s editor, LTC V.J. Tedesco III, is in the U.S. military and he documented his experience in photos. This book really places you there and, although I don’t know V.J. personally, I found myself grateful that he lived to make a book about it.
…In May, the Bandits were ordered to Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, to relieve elements of the 2nd Brigade, 28th Infantry Division then conduct offensive operations to rest the city from Al Qadia control. In the months that followed the unit engaged in the longest period of sustained combat in it[s] long and storied history….
Open Bandits to the Fore! Task Force 1-37 Armor in Iraq, January 2006 to February 2007, and see what it brings up for you. If you feel like commenting, please post below.
Congratulations for making Book of the Week, LTC V.J. Tedesco III. You stay safe.