Hello and welcome back to our series on books every military member should read. They come from the official list issued each year by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff that aims to give soldiers resources they can use to further educate themselves about their country and serving in the armed forces. Let’s take a look at some suggestions.

{marker} “Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq” by John C. McManus is a great read that highlights the importance of the foot soldier despite advanced technology and powerful weaponry. It also looks at many different eras of combat, which can be interesting and educational.

{marker} For a more personal story, check out “The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education” by Craig M. Mullaney, which documents the lessons the author learned while serving in Afghanistan.

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