Cover of: Shane comes home | Rinker Buck

About the Book

On March 21, 2003, while leading a rifle platoon into combat, Marine Lieutenant Shane Childers became the first combat fatality of the Iraq War. In this gripping, beautifully written personal history, award-winning writer Rinker Buck chronicles Shane's death and his life, exploring its meaning for his family, his fellow soldiers, and the country itself. It is the story of an intelligent, gifted soldier who embodied the soul of today's all-volunteer warrior class; of the town of Powell, Wyoming, which had taken Shane into its heart; and of the Marine detail sent to deliver the news to the Childers family and the extraordinary connection that formed between them.At once an inspiring account of commitment to the military and a moving story of family and devotion, Shane Comes Home rises above politics to capture the life of a remarkable young man who came to symbolize the heart of America during a difficult time.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
956.7044/3, B
Library of Congress
DS79.76 .B83 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
272 p. :
Number of pages
272

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3439125M
Internet Archive
shanecomeshome00buck
ISBN 10
0060593253
LC Control Number
2005298333
OCLC/WorldCat
58596416
Library Thing
1887956
Goodreads
3201860
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