I am not a military person, but I was taught to respect this country and those who have served it with unwavering courage and conviction. I can say that after reading this book, the author certainly fits into this category. This is a book that is simply a short memoir of his life as a combat medic. This is an extremely important position in the army, and I am sure it is one that is overlooked by the military outsider (like me). The writing is easy to read (though not a terribly exciting writing style, though I can forgive the author that). He is honest, and the stories he share stick with you. The pictures he shares truly make his experiences come alive. The profanity in the book is amazingly minimal--I would have expected more from a military person, but I'm glad he held back. This is a perfect book to read at a time in our nation's history when we are truly wavering. America is not the country it once was, but we are still a very blessed country. And the blessings we enjoy have come with a price. I want to thank Patrick Thibeault for bravely serving our country and writing this neat little book. My favorite portions of the book were the poems/songs he listed at the end of each chapter. I think he should release a CD to go with the CD so everyone could sing along!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.