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Ryan Smithson served right after the terrible terrorist attacks. Combat changed his life and many others around him. At the age of 17 he joined the training and at the age of 19 he was finally deployed to Iraq after the red, white, and blue phases of training. This story is very touching and shows many how lucky people are to not to be in a zone where you can be killed at any time, especially at the time of 9/11/2001. If he doesn't do something, who will?
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Ghosts of War

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Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extrao...
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   Ryan Smithson was just another kid inspired to join the war after 9/11.  This is his journey throughout his life in high school, the different phases of base camps, and the regular Iraq war.  This is an inspiring journey of how he made it out alive of Iraq with his troops.

 

   This book was really good, and inspirational just for a kid right out of high school.  I'm really glad I checked this book out because it shows how greatful we are to have soldiers out there fighting for us.

 

   The theme of this book is that we have all these great heroes willing to die for all of us back in the United States.  This war was especially bad considering it was the Iraq war, which happened right after 9/11/2001, a day which will live in infamy forever.

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Jack's comment, April 12, 2013 9:30 AM
I remember reading this book back in 8th grade, I never got to finish it.
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My Story by Justin Soroka | Real Combat Life

My Story by Justin Soroka | Real Combat Life | ghosts of war-independent reading | Scoop.it
The story I possess is unique in the fact that it is ongoing.  It does not just involve my deployment to Iraq in February of 2004.  It entails my life from
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Explains a soldiers life when he comes back from the war in Iraq.  He starts abusing substances, so that he can numb the pain away.  He's gone through alot of trouble as a choice of his actions after the war that he could not control.  He is now helping soldiers all around the world with their substance abuse control.

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This picture has to do with most of my story on how the soldiers are always traveling in the humvee's.  Lots of death has been caused by explosions placed underneath the ground.  Also the enemies have invented a bomb that will explode when ice melts which is perfect for throwing in desert conditions.

 

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Student Resources In Context - Document

Student Resources In Context
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Good article about the war and trying to capture Saddam Hussein, which lead to more problems, and more people to capture.  This described life of our soldiers and citizens of the U.S. and Iraq after 9/11/2001 a day which will live in infamy forever. 

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Five Finger Death Punch Bad Company Music Video (Generation Kill)

Five Finger Death Punch Bad Company music video (Generation Kill) This isn't really the official music video For Entertainment Purposes Only. No Copyright In...
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BAD COMPANY TIL THE DAY I DIE!!! OHH RAHH!

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Jack's comment, April 12, 2013 9:28 AM
I like your insight, very motivating.
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Iraq IED vs Humvee

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A day in the life of being in the military and driving a humvee.

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Jack's comment, April 12, 2013 9:29 AM
If i had to be in one of those humvee's, i would want to be the one driving so I know that it would be my fault that that happened.
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Where Men Win Glory

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The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven delivers a stunning, eloquent account of a remarka...
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Pat Tillman, the next greatest football star gave up his football career for the army in which he thought was the right thing to do since 9/11 had just happened.  He walked away from a 3.6 million dollar football contract to join the forces.  Read this book and learn about his journeys throughout life as not only a soldier, but a football player as well.

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