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December 22nd, 2010


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08:30 am
Yesterday, I finished a library copy of Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright, who was a reporter imbedded with the First Marine Recon Battalion in the Iraqi Invasion. He's not the best writer I've ever read, but he does a fairly good job of reporting the events of the first month or so. Apparently, HBO made a mini-series based on this book, which I'll have to seek out.

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From:waiwode
Date:December 22nd, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
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I really enjoyed the series. Mind you, I have about 30 years in the military now, and have some of my own insights on the behaviour and psychology of soldiers.

Trivia: Rudy Reyes plays himself, in the show. That is the actual Sgt Reyes.

Doug.

Edited at 2010-12-22 06:28 pm (UTC)
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From:mycroftca
Date:December 23rd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
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Really? That's interesting.

So, you've seen the series. Have you any interest in reading the book?
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From:waiwode
Date:December 23rd, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Yes, actually.

It may not be the top of the queue, but it's there.

Doug.
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From:mycroftca
Date:December 24th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
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It was available at the library, so I picked it up. I suspect that you could similarly find it, when the opportune moment comes.
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