Afghan Journal: A Soldier's Year in Afghanistan by Jeff Courter (Jeffrey Courter)

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By Jeff Courter (Jeffrey Courter)

September eleven, 2001 - lives have been replaced directly that fateful morning, whilst terrorists unleashed their assault on U.S. pursuits. For Sergeant top quality Jeff Courter, these tragic occasions have been a call-to-action he couldn't ignore.

Seeking to avenge lives misplaced on American soil and guard blameless Afghans, Courter left in the back of his cozy civilian family members existence in suburban Chicago, and volunteered to struggle in Afghanistan with the Illinois military nationwide Guard.

Journey to a distant strive against area with Courter, as he trains jap Afghan Border Police to protect their very own turf. learn the way the U.S. military struggles to deliver balance and humanitarian reduction to a quarter the place worry and poverty rule. And realize how one basic Christian guy searches his soul to reconcile own, expert and non secular demanding situations, whereas striving to do his half in bringing development to this determined and hazardous nook of the world.

(Entries all through Courter's Afghan magazine are followed through colour images from his tour.)

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