The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq #2020

The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq Kirsten Holmstedt The Girls Come Marching Home Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq In her award winning Band of Sisters American Women at War in Iraq Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers sailors airmen and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the mi

  • Title: The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq
  • Author: Kirsten Holmstedt
  • ISBN: 9780811705165
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq Kirsten Holmstedt In her award winning Band of Sisters American Women at War in Iraq, Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the military s ban on women in combat Now Holmstedt tells the stories of America s fighting women as they come home from Iraq Some return with grave physical wounds, but all struIn her award winning Band of Sisters American Women at War in Iraq, Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the military s ban on women in combat Now Holmstedt tells the stories of America s fighting women as they come home from Iraq Some return with grave physical wounds, but all struggle with the psychological toll of battle while readjusting to life at home As Holmstedt so poignantly shows, these women may have left the war, but the war will never leave them.Deeply personal and emotional accounts of than a dozen American soldiers returning home from the war in Iraq includes women from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard Inspiring stories of courage while recovering from both physical and psychological wounds along with the frustrations of navigating the military bureaucracy to get help How combat affects someone s entire life, including her family and friends
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    1. I didn t finish this book The stories were interesting and heartbreaking , but the writing style was difficult for me to deal with I was editing in my head the entire time.

    2. Serving on the front line of any war is beyond comprehension to say nothing of Iraq and add the twist that these stories are from the women who served on the front line Their stories range from poignant to shocking in interviews that were turned into vignettes some very brief others much detailed Their bravery, dedication, intelligence as well as suffering from PTSD and physical disabilities is both heartening and disheartening For many as well as for their male counterparts , the effects and c [...]

    3. Not exactly what I was expecting, but an interesting read nonetheless Holmstedt has interviewed dozens of women coming home from the war Some that enlisted when they were in high school, some who were career military It s an interesting look at what the women go through while overseas, and how things have changed since the first gulf war Living in Virginia and going to a school with a corps I have many, many friends in the military I cannot count the number of people that have come home recently [...]

    4. Somber stories of the challenges women deal with after returning from war Even though it was depressing to read, thanks to Kirsten Holmstedt for telling these real life stories It highlights the trauma and unmeet needs of these brave warriors During the early years of the war, while the first of the women who served on the front lines came home, the military did not have the support sevices in place to help them cope With each story, I became upset at the way our military responded or didn t re [...]

    5. I found this book helpful because it gives you an idea of what women soldiers are experiencing in war and how it affects them when they come home How anyone can function after that I don t know I thought that there were places where the complexities of politics and personal responsibility came into play that were treated somewhat superficially by the author Also at times there was too much focus on re counting battle scenes and the technical details of war that were less interesting to me.

    6. This book is a series of stories about individual women and their experiences once that got home from Iraq It was an eye opener for me We ve all heard about vets poor treatment from the VA hospitals, so that wasn t a surprise But the racism both in and out of the service was a shocker to me Also, it seems we just me rarely hear of the long term injuries sustained by these servicewomen I suppose it s not much different from their male counterparts, but the whole concept of women warriors is an in [...]

    7. Having been a Navy wife and a son in the Marines and other military people in the family I was curious about the role of the women in this war and how it was affecting them Very well written and interesting read with views from several women and even a little bit about them after their stories were written.

    8. The stories were good, but the writing was mediocre The author would randomly switch in to first person or quote people without indicating the fact It also felt like she left out important bridging information in some of the stories, she would be talking about something that happened like the reader knew it without her telling us about it.

    9. As a female, a current service member and an OIF veteran, I found this an extremely difficult book to read as it brought back so many memories I cried while reading this book, it brought back many emotions that I thought I had put to rest Thank you Kirsten Holmstedt for bringing awareness to the public God Bless.

    10. I was expecting an overall analysis, rather than a collection of personal stories And reading the personal stories just made me snarl So many repetitions of the story of vets coming home hurt in various ways, and being treated like crap by the VA grr argh Blood pressure elevating material.

    11. Finally, someone has the courage to bring to light the one topic no one wants to discuss This is a awesome read Completely unbiased Ms Holmstedt allows each woman to give her own story of her experiences of returning home from the front lines This is a must read for anyone who has a female friend family member in the military

    12. This book was definitely worth the 5 stars It truly shows how the war has affected our soldiers, female and or male, deployed or back home It has definitely opened my eyes to our heroes that have served or are still serving in our armed forces.

    13. This was such an eye opener I never knew that so many women had gone to war and fought along side the men Such courage and valor should never be forgotten A must read.

    14. Too sad the state of things when our girls come home and are basically thrown away by the military and the society the girls went to war to protect.

    15. Painful to read about the scarred lives and minds of our soldiers, be they male or female Think all should read these kinds of stories Nook

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