Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine

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Tyler E. Boudreau is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq.

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After returning home, he discovered a turmoil developing in his mind, estranging him from his loved ones and the bill of goods he eagerly purchased as a Marine officer.

Packing Inferno is the spectacularly written story of the ordeal of a Marine officer in battle and then coming home. It is the struggle with a society resistant to understand the true nature of war. It is the fight with combat stress and an exploration into the process of recovery. It is the search for conscience, family, and ultimately for oneís essential self. Here are the reflections of a man built by the Marine Corps, disassembled by war, and left with no guidance to rebuild himself.

Tyler Boudreau was recently in Jordan with a veteransí organization investigating solutions to the Iraqi refugee crisis.

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Author Tyler E. Boudreau
Publisher Feral House Books
Page Count 228pp
Publication Size 5.5" x 8.5"
Publication Notes Paperback
Publication Date 2008
ISBN 978-1932595321

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