Greetings From Afghanistan, Send More Ammo: Dispatches from Taliban Country

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2010 - History - 272 pages
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"Raw, direct, and powerful...This work is vitally important."—Ken Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio

As a captain in the Army National Guard, Benjamin Tupper spent a year in Afghanistan. Separated from most of his unit, Ben, along with his partner Corporal Radoslaw “Ski” Polanski, served in an Embedded Training Team, teaching, training, and leading into combat the green Afghan troops. But what they experienced went well beyond the assigned mission, and the war proved to be a mix of drudgery, absurdity, and ever-present dangers.
 
Writing and recording from a remote outpost, Tupper began to share his stories with Americans back home. His boots-on-the-ground dispatches were broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition and published on Slate.com’s military blog, The Sandbox.
 
In Greetings from Afghanistan: Send More Ammo, Benjamin Tupper’s chronicling of life under fire pulls the reader into the realities of war with poignancy, humor, and vivid reality, offering a unique and compelling firsthand view of the Afghan people, their culture, and a battle for survival that began long before the Americans arrived.


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Contents

Title Page
FIRST COMBAT
DECENCY
ROCKETS
OPERATION IRON RAGE
THIS NICKNAME HAS A NICE RING TO
Copyright

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Captain Benjamin Tupper received the Bronze Star and Combat Infantrymen Badge for his service in Afghanistan. He currently lives with his wife in Syracuse, New York.


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