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The Silence of War (HB)

The Silence of War (HB)
The Silence of War (HB)

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HARDBACK EDITION

An Old Marine in a Young Marine's War

With a Foreword by Bill O'Reilly, here is the incredible memoir of a former Marine who returns to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan three decades after leaving the Corps.

Terry McGowan had been a beat cop, a Marine captain, and a Special Agent for the FBI before retiring at the age of fifty. But when tragedy struck the United States on September 11th, 2001, Terry felt an undiminished sense of duty to protect and serve his country.

Six years later, he was in Iraq as a member of a team of high ranking retired and active duty military working for the highest level of Marine military intelligence. His success in Iraq led to a position as a Law Enforcement Professional with the Marines in Afghanistan. There he found himself the oldest member of a platoon on the front line; a platoon that was understrength and under fire. While an eighteen year old Marine can't look at a crowd of Afghans and pick out the guilty party, with his years of experience in law enforcement, Terry had developed an eye for the "felony look".

His training as a Marine Officer combined with his experience as an FBI Agent made him a unique asset as he struggled to keep up with young Marines while they humped over the mountains.

In The Silence of War, Terry recounts the many trials of his life of service, providing an intimate glimpse into the horrible realities of modern military conflict.

Author: Terrance "Terry" Patrick McGowan
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An engaging almost stream of consciousness..it felt like listening to him speak at a bar than reading. A 'should' read versus a must read; should in the sense that it articulates officer leadership principles that were forefront decades after being taught
An engaging almost stream of consciousness..it felt like listening to him speak at a bar than reading. A 'should' read versus a must read; should in the sense that it articulates officer leadership principles that were forefront decades after being taught. He truly captures the essence of each individual Marine in his descriptions. All NCO's and Officers will enjoy and benefit from reading this book. Hopefully he will write more. Should be on the CMC list
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Review by Jack / (Posted on 9/20/2016)