A new e-book tells personal stories of men awarded decorations for bravery & military valour.
In Their Own Words: Canadian Stories of Valour and Bravery from Afghanistan 2001-2007 is a 419-page book in which 23 decorated Canadian soldiers recount their experiences in Afghanistan during those years. It’s the most personal and revealing account of what our soldiers went through in that period yet published. It was put together by a team from the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute that travelled across the country to meet these men and record their stories. For some of these men, it may have been difficult to bring back these memories, but I’m glad they did because we need to have books like this to let the Canadian public know what our soldiers did over there, especially in their own words and not through journalists or public affairs officers. I say bravo to them all. The e-book I received is an advanced copy and I am patiently waiting for the hard copy version.
From the Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2013.
T. Robert Fowler, author, Canadian military history