Always Faithful: A Memoir of the Gulf War

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iUniverse, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages
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Always Faithful is a thoughtful, moving account of a man's struggle to understand war in the desert and his duties to his men, his marriage, and himself. The book is a literary memoir carved from the author's experiences as a U.S. Marine during the ground assault of the 1991 Gulf War. The author writes," I don't remember whether I actually drew my pistol on an Afghan mercenary outside the phone booth in Khafgi. I remember breaking his nose by slamming the edge of the door into his face as he pressed his cheek against the outside of the glass. I remember reaching for my pistol, but I am not sure whether I actually pointed it at him." Chapters from the book were finalists in the Writer's Digest Personal Essay contest, the Lone Mountain Writer's Contest, and The Loft Literary Center's Creative Non-Fiction Contest.
 

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Contents

Goodbye Colonel Lawrence
1
Strange Beds
23
Liberty Bell
43
Deadline
63
The Last Days of My Twenties
66
Listening to the Desert
81
The Marlboro Man
92
Hello Corporal Shaw
117
High Shooter
134
In Khafgi After the War
149
Always Faithful
156
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