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Hardcoverpages. You can finwl use them a certain amount of times before they break. And for me, that was kind of perfect.

The American public, he said, would have to learn to be patient. Upon graduating high school, several of my good friends decided that the military was the right decision f I grew up in a small town in southern New Hampshire Merrimack and looking back on it now, a rather politically conservative town.

A lawn mower sat outside and it looked as if someone was doing yardwork. All credit to the original author Jim Sheeler, and his photographer Todd Heisler, who won the Pulitzer prize for this article in Just past midnight, Staff Sgt.


This book is difficult to read, but worth it.

Final Salute by Jim Sheeler

Marissa Ledesma marked it as to-read Nov 10, One mother didn’t agree with the war in Iraq, yet both of her sons chose to serve – one in the Marines and another in the Army. Once of the hardest parts to read describes Katherine Cathey, the pregnant wife of a fallen Marine, sleeping next to her husband’s coffin one last time while another Ssalute stood guard. He thought back to the latest funeral — from the moment he rang the doorbell in Brighton until he handed the flag to Katherine and said those cinal that usually begin, “On behalf of a grateful nation.

I want to be with him. Around the country, jiim people prepared for Super Bowl Sunday, the Marines prepared for a birthday party. But he never strays far from his roots.

I think anyone who votes should probably read this book. One group I don’t know well are American Indians, and many soldiers in Colorado come from nearby reservations.

He talks about her the way the families he cares for talk about him: While most parents eventually grow close to their casualty assistance officer, the initial meeting tests all emotions. When you feel them, That’s when you know. As for the author, he did a wonderful job of keeping as neutral as possible – he did not try to sway the reader for or against the war, he just stated the sacrifices that some make. As one reviewer wrote: For those who have chosen to support this war, they should be reminded of the cost.


The neighbor looked out a window at them.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Jun 16, Michelle Hamlyn rated it it was amazing. That struck Beck as he sat across the street in his government SUV that night, outside a house in Laramie blanketed by cold and quiet. Beck walked back to get the personal belongings Katherine had brought with her from Colorado.

Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives

There were no footprints in the snow. I don’t think I have ever read a book that made me cry this much.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For everyone, I promise you, this will be a memorable night. Jason Lindauer “Cat was doing what he loved. What if they become aggressive?