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By Nick Maurstad,Darwin Holmstrom

Minnesota’s hardest farm boys tackle Iraqi insurgents
in a single of the main irreverent and outrageous memoirs to return out of the war


Bravo corporation, 2d Battalion, 136th Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota nationwide shield, composed largely of farm little ones from the Midwest who might change a tank tune at the aspect of the line utilizing not anything yet a crescent wrench, Zippo lighter, and a two-by-four, fought along the Marine Corps in Anbar province during the deadliest interval of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bravo corporation earned the nickname “Bristol’s Bastards” after USMC Colonel George Bristol, commanding officer of the I MEF Headquarters Group, followed this band of fierce warriors as considered one of his personal. expert Nick Maurstad, a member of Bristol’s Bastards, brings to existence the event of struggling with in Iraq, kicking down doorways, dodging IEDs, combating insurgents within the small cities surrounding Fallujah, and attempting to support each other live to tell the tale within the deadliest position on earth.


Maurstad misplaced 3 acquaintances in Iraq, and a pleasant demeanor belies his personal frustrations. He has severe stories, corresponding to disarming an rebel who was once elevating a handgun to shoot whereas in mattress along with his spouse and youngsters. . . . His psychological hurdle for now could be traveling the graves of the chums he lost.

St. Paul Pioneer Press,

October 28, 2007


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