Thursday, July 2, 2015

Consumer Critique: The Price They Paid

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War is the stunning and dramatic true story of a legendary helicopter commander in Vietnam and the flight crews that followed him into the most intensive helicopter warfare ever—and how that brutal experience has changed their lives in the forty years since the war ended.

This was a tough book to read. I don't know any Vietnam vets personally, but I do know many who have fought in conflicts since Desert Storm, and it's hard to picture similar experiences as happening to my friends and loved ones - especially given how things have changed for them since then, and how things changed for those in the book. However, it's an important book to read. Armed conflict changes people, and in order for us to have a better understanding of who our soldiers become, it's important to read stories of those in past conflicts as well. Anyone who is interested in military history, or in the human effects of war, would find this book worth the read.

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