America’s Soldiers (Valley News)


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As the Valley News details, Wright decided to take on the task of writing about the experiences of veterans throughout the history of the United State. The feature explains the motivation behind Wright’s book, Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them, and includes accounts of his personal experiences in the Marine Corps as well as stories told to him by wounded veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In speaking about American’s current relationship with veterans, Wright tells the Valley News, “We need to humanize wars and the people fighting them. These are people with real dreams and ambitions, not some anonymous group who are fighting our wars.”

Read the full story, published on 6/22/12 by the Valley News.

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