Monday, October 27, 2008
The Green Marine
Picked up a copy of a book entitled, "The Green Marine", written by a lad called Graham Dale who is originally from Raheny in Dublin. It chronicles his time in the US Marines and his tour of duty in Iraq in the last few years. Very interesting book, a no holds barred insight into his motivations for joining up while living in Austin, Texas and going all the way through boot camp training in California and his deployment in Iraq. Have to say its still a bit weird contemplating a lad who is roughly the same age as myself and who originally only lived up the road from where I live, joining up with the Marines and going to Iraq. I highly recommend it though, a completely different perspective on the whole Iraq conflict and an at times, funny insight into the day to day lives of the Marines in Iraq.