I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in the War or Memoirs. Ryan Smithson does a wonderful job introducing the War in Iraq. Especially, for those of us who know nothing of what is going on in the middle east. Smithson made the war personal and detailed everything from his training to what soldiders are eating on a daily basis. I was fascinated while reading this book. I feel I can better relate to the young soldiers who are serving our country.