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|My Last War:
A Vietnam Veteran's Tour in Iraq
|The book about a Vietnam Vet and His Team in Iraq
Author and Vietnam veteran Charles M.
(Chuck) Grist led the C.O.B.R.A. Team during
dangerous convoy missions in Iraq. Stationed in
Baghdad during 2004 as the Protective Service
Detail for a general, the team faced the possibility
of death from ambushes, improvised explosive
devices, or rocket and mortar attacks.
Based on his detailed war journal, Grist tells the
story of his team and describes some of the
heroic and extraordinary deeds of America's
warrior-citizens, the men and women of the
Reserves and the National Guard.
The author also completed his own journey of
war which began a generation ago in Vietnam.
During his first war, he was a young,
inexperienced soldier and leader. He entered his
last war as a combat veteran, a grandfather, and
a long-time police officer.
Grist's personal mission in Iraq could only succeed if the general and the men of the
C.O.B.R.A. Team returned safely to their families. To survive their tour, these
American warriors needed all of their skills, a lot of luck, and an unswerving dedication
to each other. Each and every day, the ruthless Iraqi insurgents would look for an
opportunity to kill them all.
Copyright 2009-2013 by Charles M. Grist. All rights reserved.