Sunrise over Fallujeh

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Howard Fuller

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Against his father’s wishes, Robin Perry chooses the military over going to college in 2003. He finds himself near the border of Iraq, struggling to understand who he is and what he is doing there. Robin a young man waiting to join the army, figures since the war is pretty much over he can go there come back with a problem. His mother scared and wishing he never went writing letters to his mother and Uncle Richie. He leaves and goes to a place he soon wishes he never went to, the war, it’s not over and death is all around him.

Jonesy, a soldier from Georgia, is Robin’s best friend in the military. He plans to open a blues club someday and compares everything to music, but for now they have each other’s back. Jonesy, a soldier from Georgia, is Robin’s best friend in the military. He plans to open a blues club someday and compares everything to music, but for now they have each other’s back. Jonesy, a corporal who lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his hobbies are just one simple word, blue

,. Marla is a corporal who lives in Dix Hills New York and is probably the toughest soldier out of everyone else/ Robin is not too sure about Marla, who dubs him “Birdy” and seems to enjoy teasing him endlessly

Lastly of the main group, the leader of the squad Captain Coles, a tall thin man who wanted to listen to whatever you said, and the first place to go was Kuwaiti and which surprised me, even though it was right it next to the war in Iraq it had fast food places, a library, a theater built from the first Gulf war

They, along with Captain Coles, are assigned a Humvee for their work on the Civilian Affairs team. In between missions they enjoy each others’ company over meals and in the safe zones during downtime. They even try to play soccer against some Iraqis.

The Civilian Affairs soldiers are supposed to help the people living in a war zone by providing them with...
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