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Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Jim Sheeler’s unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; Final Salute Is a stunning tribute to the. They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear. Since the start of the war in Iraq, Marines. Post with 15 votes and views. Shared by Nuke Final Salute – By Jim Sheeler; Pictures By Todd Heisler.
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Final Salute by Jim Sheeler
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Final Salute by Jim Sheeler. Final Salute by Jim Sheeler. Based on his Pulitzer Salutd story, Jim Sheeler’s unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; Final Salute Is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and to the families who continue to mourn them They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Jim Sheeler’s unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; Final Salute Is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and to the families who continue to mourn them They are the troops that nobody wants fimal see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear.
Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
It begins with a knock at the door. They come to the door.
They always know,” said Major Steve Beck. Since the start salutee the war in Sheelee, marines like Major Beck found themselves thrown into a different kind of mission: It is a job Major Beck never asked for and one for which he received no training.
They are given no set rules, only impersonal guidelines. Marines are trained to kill, to break down doors, but casualty notification is a mission without weapons.
For Beck, the mission meant learning each dead marine’s name and nickname, touching the toys they grew up with and reading the letters they wrote home.
He held grieving mothers in long embraces, absorbing their muffled cries into the dark blue shoulder of his uniform. He stitched himself into the fabric of their lives, in the simple hope that his compassion might help alleviate at least the smallest piece of their pain. Sometimes he returned home to his own family unable to keep from crying in the dark.
In Final Salute, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler weaves together the stories of the fallen and of the broken homes they have left behind. It is also the story of Major Steve Beck and his unflagging efforts to help heal the wounds salte those left grieving. Above all, it is a moving tribute to our troops, putting faces to the mostly anonymous names of our courageous jin, and to the brave families who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
Final Salute is the achingly beautiful, devastatingly honest story of the true toll of shweler.
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This book provided an inside look into the lives of family’s in the military. It bounced around from family to family too much, so I would lose which soldier I was reading about. Since I don’t read an entire book in one sitting, this made it confusing to read.
Otherwise, it was interesting. Jul 23, Podaire rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bring a box of kleenex! This is a profound book. The statement that says “the only thing between the family and bad news is often a screen,” [my paraphrase].
The men who work to honor the fallen and their family are incredible! Carolyn Ritchie rated it liked it May 16, Franco rated it really liked it Jun 17, Alan Geiger rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Chase Montambo rated it really liked it Jul 15, Amy rated it really liked it Jan 22, Jo rated it really liked it May 12, Geiger rated it it was amazing Oct 21, MLF rated it really liked it May 16, Marissa Ledesma marked it as to-read Nov 10, Jeff Cherpeski added it Dec 06, Jose Ruiz added it May 08, Amanda added it Jul 01, Charlotte Bates marked it as to-read Sep 24, Erica added it Feb 18, Joshual F sa,ute it as to-read Apr 25, Sarah marked it as to-read Aug 02, Anne added finall Jan 22, Chris Ciccarelli marked it as to-read Aug 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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