Saturday, April 19, 2008

Book Club Addition

Want a fast and fun read? We finished "Shooter", by USMC Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin (Ret), in two days only because we took our time and savored the story.

Coughlin has 60 confirmed kills as a USMC sniper, with likely many more that couldn't be confirmed due to fast-moving combat environments that include Somalia and Iraq.

A good book if you want to get into the head of someone who sees the death he brings up close, and still keeps his feet and soul grounded in reality. A good book to get a sense of priorities - both in targets and in snap decisions that always put the commander's and the mission's needs before his own. A good book to get to know one of the many great Americans we have protecting our way of life.