The Blog of War
THE BLOG OF WAR
Front-line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
(and one girlfriend, one wife and one mom)
Back in 2004, when my son, Noah, was preparing to deploy, I searched the internet high and low for information about what it would be like; what he would need; what I could expect. I did find a few soldier blogs and a few by wives, but no blogs by moms.
Matt has collected the best of the milblogs all in a single collection, including stories from:
· The Warriors. Each day they must go “to fight the dragons.”
· The Leaders. Combat leadership can be the toughest and loneliest job in the world.
· The Healers. The medics who staunch the blood and patch the wounds of their fellow soldiers on the wretched expanses of the battlefield, working feverishly between the next bullet and the nearest hospital to keep their buddies alive.
· Heroes from the Homefront. Having a loved one in harm’s way is a very stressful and trying experience.
· Homecomings. Soldiers share their poignant accounts of homecoming. Some soldiers have been injured and others have wounds that can’t be seen.
THE BLOG OF WAR are the accounts of men and women as they actually experience the trials and tribulations of war on the battlefield, where our soldiers daily test their humanity against the hell that is war... and all that it entails. You'll certainly have a better understanding and a greater respect for those who risk their lives for their country.
Matthew Currier Burden enlisted in the military when he was seventeen. He left the military as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve in July 2001. He has a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and works as an IT executive in Chicago.
About the Book
THE BLOG OF WAR
By Matthew Currier Burden
Published by Simon & Schuster
List Price: $15.00