i was a marine with bravo co. 1/8 during the battle . i know what the fight was like on our end but never hearing what happened in the aid stations. i enjoyed the book .. but brought back many memories..
As a physician who enjoys military memoirs, I was excited to see a book written by a fellow physician in this genre. I was horribly disappointed. The narrator induced hypnosis in a few seconds. The first few discs focused on the author's clumsy life experiences. While the author clearly has served our country honorably, he seems to need to spend some time with a therapist, and in some ways I am embarrassed for him. This was not the sort of account I expected to hear from a fellow physician.
Having read many books about a doctor's experiences in the ER and OR, II was expecting an exciting and gripping story of a doctor facing the traumas of the soldiers in Iraq. This book was a total disappointment. The better part of the first disks were about his college experiences - not so good, far too much about his life before the military - there was very very little about the Iraq experience. And he needed a good editor - the reader does not need the name, rank and number of every person whom he meets! This was a total waste of time.