Train To Baghdad
John Archer, a young Marine Corporal, is at the tail end of his enlistment. Seven days before Christmas he's summoned to battalion headquarters. For the first time in his career, the Secretary of Defense has issued his unit a deployment order. All he knows for sure is that recent world events are in play. Moving from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to the Middle East, Archer must come to terms with h...
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Xlibris (August 10, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 12016799
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“Having no military background I was hesitant to read because I thought it would be to technical and un-relatable. I was pleasantly surprised not only was I drawn into the story I actually learnt something!Thank God for our military!...”
s personal fears, the intense desert heat, and Iraqi soldiers always potentially just over the next horizon.Interview with the AuthorQ- Why did you write Train to Baghdad?A- For every heroic and tragic story out there about the war in Iraq, there are five common stories; never told to anyone; lived by ordinary people, who did their job to the best of their ability. This book is a tribute to the "unsung hero", the average Joe.Q- Who was the inspiration for the main character, Corporal John Archer?A- The inspiration for the main character was me. At the time these events occurred, I was a young Marine Corps Sergeant at the tail end of my enlistment contract.Q- In the book, you say "Stay Vigilant" often. What do you mean?A- Never let your guard down, always assume that you're the next target, and plan accordingly. Be proactive, not reactive.Q- What's the most important thing reader's will learn from Train to Baghdad?A-What it's like to deploy and eventually go to war for one's country when a sitting president gives the order.Q- When do you write? Is it easier to write in the morning or at night?A-I write at night. It's easier to write in the morning. Train to Baghdad was written in the morning. My current work is being created at night due to scheduling conflicts.Q- Who's your favorite author?A-David MorrellQ- What are you working on now?A- A story about a lucrative money laundering deal, a federal investigation, and an ex-con caught in between the two. The novel is titled: Crossing Lives.