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Old 3 March 2008, 03:29
shaharazad shaharazad is offline
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Rereading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - I always made it required reading for new soldiers of mine; it cut down on stupid questions and makes me laugh til I cry.

I read Class 11 by T.J. Waters about CIA training and Blowing My Cover by Lindsay Moran on the same subject. I didn't like her book so much. She whined too much for me, though parts were very funny.

We Were Soldiers Once...And Young was a great book. Joseph Galloway was with us on our last FTX before deployment in 05, and then embedded with us a while in Tal'Afar. He's an absolutely awesome individual, and it was amazing to be able to speak with him.

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides is one of my all-time favorites.
Drained of Faith, I kneel and hail Thee as my Lord
I ask not Life, Thou need not swerve the bullet
I ask but strength to ride the wave
And one thing moreľ
Teach me to hate.
LTHenry Lee, Bataan
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