The Resource Beyond duty : life on the frontline in Iraq, Shannon P. Meehan with Roger Thompson

Beyond duty : life on the frontline in Iraq, Shannon P. Meehan with Roger Thompson

Label
Beyond duty : life on the frontline in Iraq
Title
Beyond duty
Title remainder
life on the frontline in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Shannon P. Meehan with Roger Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing. He thought he was protecting his men. He thought that he would only kill the enemy, but in the ruins of the strike, he discovers his mistake and uncovers a tragedy. For most of his deployment in Iraq, Lt. Meehan felt that he had been made for a life in the military. A tank commander, he worked in the violent Diyala Province, successfully fighting the insurgency by various Sunni and Shia factions. He was celebrated by his senior officers and decorated with medals. But when the U.S. surge to retake Iraq in 2006 and 2007 finally pushed into Baqubah, a town virtually entirely controlled by al Qaida, Meehan would make the decision that would change his life." "This is the true story of one soldier's attempt to reconcile what he has done with what he felt he had to do. Stark and devastating, it recounts first-hand the reality of a new type of warfare that remains largely unspoken and forgotten on the frontlines of Iraq."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
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Meehan, Shannon P
Dewey number
956.70443092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.M44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meehan, Shannon P
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • Soldat
  • Irak
  • USA
  • USA
  • Military campaigns
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
Beyond duty : life on the frontline in Iraq, Shannon P. Meehan with Roger Thompson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 270 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046622220
Label
Beyond duty : life on the frontline in Iraq, Shannon P. Meehan with Roger Thompson
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 270 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046622220

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