As You Were

As You Were

To War and Back With the Black Hawk Battalion of the Virginia National Guard

Book - 2009
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A Washington Post reporter follows five courageous National Guard soldiers as they deploy to Iraq, survive combat, and come home to pick up the pieces. The Iraq War radically transformed the typical commitment of many National Guard soldiers around the country into lengthy, grueling tours of duty. Reporter Christian Davenport was embedded with an aviation regiment and witnessed the hardship and heroism of its members firsthand, from their sudden call-up, through their return from overseas, to new battles faced on the home front as they struggle to rebuild their lives. By continuing to follow these soldiers, and their families, for more than a year after their tour, Davenport chronicles the difficulties they face returning home: lost jobs, financial woes, and the inability to relate to a society that has never been so divorced from the war its country was fighting. Depicting these soldiers as heroes, not victims, he reveals a hidden dimension of the war.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, c2009
ISBN: 9780470373613
Branch Call Number: 956.704 Davenpor
Characteristics: xi, 260 p. ; 25 cm


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