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Thank You for Your Service

by David Finkel

Thank You for Your Service
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2013, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2014, 272 pages

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Thank You For Your Service is an important book that delves deep into the lasting physical and emotional after effects of war on veterans and their families.

In 2007, author David Finkel, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist for The Washington Post, spent several months as an embedded reporter with the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, (also known as the "2-16 Rangers"), as they deployed to Baghdad during the Iraq War. His experiences and observations while there became the basis for the book, The Good Soldiers. Finkel's latest, Thank You For Your Service, follows the lives of several soldiers he met while in Iraq as they return home bearing the scars they incurred – both visible and invisible – during the war. The male soldiers featured here are a subset of the ones Finkel covered in his earlier book.

He explores in depth the effects Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI) have had on the soldiers and their families, and the high ...

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