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History Matters, Thank A Vet!

Posted by cann0nba11 on November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran’s Day!

From my 88yr-old father-in-law who served in the Pacific in WWII (USS Dade, APA 99), to my friends serving at home and overseas today, I thank you all for your service and commitment. A special shout out to Caleb Ethridge, who’s getting ready for yet another deploy as a PJ, and my brutha from anutha mutha Matt Field, retired PJ currently on contract in Afghanistan and very much near harm’s way. (A car bomb knocked him out of his bunk a few weeks ago, but he’s fine.)

We must remember and learn from our history, past and recent. Therefore, in a small effort to help teach others about our military I’ve gathered the following list of recommended reading materials. All of the following links take you to the Kindle edition of the books at If you prefer paper, you can click links to those versions once you get to the pages below.

  • Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan (I strongly recommend this book to give readers a vivid understanding of the current situation in Afghanistan and just how much our military goes through.)
  • Lone Survivor (The amazing story about Marcus Latrell and SEAL Team 10)
  • Service: A Navy SEAL at War (Marcus Latrell’s latest book)
  • None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism (Caleb appears in this book during the discussion of Operation Anaconda)
  • American Sniper (An updated version of the Chris Kyle story, this is the Memorial Edition)
  • SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden
  • No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
  • Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills (the story of Carlos Hathcock)

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