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This Man’s military follows one outstanding younger man’s transformation from Ivy League pupil to twenty-first-century warrior. Soldier X vividly brings to existence his trip via ROTC education, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger college, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan. There he leads his males to root out the hardcore remnants of Osama bin Laden’s forces, and needs to confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter. On his go back to the us, Soldier X needs to face how media insurance has distorted public conception of the warfare again domestic as he seeks to make peace with the guy he had turn into. within the culture of Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a wrestle sector, This Man’s military is a gripping tale of a tender man’s creation to the horrors of warfare, stated with brutal honesty and compelling perception. through turns harrowing and encouraging, it's the first account of strive against from a brand new iteration that's emerging to confront the grave risk that faces our civilization and our lifestyle.
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The entire test was done in combat fatigues, so while swimming twenty-ﬁve meters may seem like a cinch, it can be difﬁcult when done in heavy, soaking clothes, carrying full equipment and a rubber riﬂe. After the twenty-ﬁve-meter swim was complete, we were pushed off the high dive with a blindfold on and then, in the last event, were shoved under the water and had to ditch our gear before we resurfaced. We had done most of these events once already at the Infantry Ofﬁcer Basic Course, a school that had unapologetically wasted the previous four months of my life.
I was quick with a joke and never complained, so eventually the seasoned sergeants stopped resenting the fact that in a year I would be making more money than all of 15 Andrew Exum them as an ofﬁcer, despite having never yet served a day in the active duty military. Also that summer, my father and I took a trip to France on the occasion of my twenty-ﬁrst birthday to see the battleﬁelds of Normandy. We walked the length of Omaha Beach one morning and—in the afternoon—visited the American cemetery there.
He never even cursed. We went to a baseball game in Seattle that summer, and I can only imagine what we looked like sitting together, me in khakis, polo shirt, and Red Sox cap, Greg in some outrageous get-up 21 Andrew Exum and completely shaven head. We enjoyed each other’s company, though, and looked forward to starting our infantry training together in the fall. Yet I couldn’t escape feeling that I was somehow doing less than the friends I had graduated college with. D. programs, or were already working, on their way to becoming the future business tycoons of America.