By Michael Anthony
From the Introduction:"Look around," the drill sergeant acknowledged. "In many years, or perhaps a few months, a number of of you can be lifeless. a few of you'll be seriously wounded or so badly mutilated that your personal mom cannot stand the sight of you. And for the genuine unfortunate ones, you'll come domestic so emotionally disfigured that you simply want you had died over there." It used to be Week 7 of easy education . . . 18 years outdated and that i used to be getting ready myself to die.
they are saying the military makes a guy out of you - yet for 18-year-old SPC Michael Anthony, that fabled ceremony of passage proved a really darkish trip. After soliciting his mom and dad’ approval to enlist at purely 17, Anthony started his trip with an unshakeable religion within the army born of his family's lengthy culture of provider. but if thrust right into a scientific unit of misfits as misplaced as he was once, SPC Anthony not just witnessed the unspeakable horror of war―but the indisputable misconduct of the military―firsthand. every thing he ever believed in dissolved, forcing Anthony to reconsider his loyalties, and eventually possibility his career―and his freedom―to problem the army he had so firmly believed in.
This searing memoir chronicles the long-lasting reviews that modified one younger soldier endlessly. A professional veteran ahead of the age of twenty-one, he confronted the reality in regards to the battle - and himself - during this surprising and remarkable eyewitness account.