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Offline Major Matt Lewis

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Getting a lot of reading done while deployed to The Stan.
« on: May 14, 2014, 11:22:22 am »
So, when I am home, I am VERY busy balancing a growing family, two careers and a whole bunch of youth sports and such and generally don't have much time for personal reading.  Now that I am deployed, I have managed to read a whole bunch of books.  My topics are rather narrowly defined.  I read a great deal about the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front in WWII.  But what I have really enjoyed was the four volume series that chronicled the history of the US Marine Corps in the Civil War.  I have also read The Southern Journey of a US Marine in the Civil War, which is also an excellent personal account.  I didn't really know a lot about the Corps in the Civil War, and now I have read some really good stuff on it.  I had previously read Church's pamphlet of the Red River expedition, but now I feel fairy complete in my understanding of the US Marines experience in the Civil War.  Since I am done with the Civil War for a bit, I bought a couple of books a couple years back that I am going to dive into next.  One the Border with Crook and LT Charles B Gatewood and his Apache Wars memoir.  I think I am going to read the On The Border with Crook first and then use the strategic information and see how Gatewood ties into it.  Oh, I got a little less than 4 months left in the butt crack of the world.  It can't come soon enough.

Carry On, I will be in the area....Eventually....   ;)
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Re: Getting a lot of reading done while deployed to The Stan.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 11:40:27 am »
Just be careful, Pard! Especially watch your "allies"! I think you'll enjoy "On the Border With Crook".
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Re: Getting a lot of reading done while deployed to The Stan.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 08:45:35 pm »
Major Matt:

It'll be good to get you back in CONUS, Sir.  Be careful whilst you're deployed.
I got back 2 years ago now and have spent it in the great place you call Ft Riley (WTB).

Godspeed,
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PS  I never got a chance to get any extra reading done in the 'Stan.  :o  ;D
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Re: Getting a lot of reading done while deployed to The Stan.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 11:29:49 am »
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Re: Getting a lot of reading done while deployed to The Stan.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 11:39:03 pm »
Great News MG!!!

And Major Matt, Stay safe! My brother in law just has 1 month IN country today.
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Re: Getting a lot of reading done while deployed to The Stan.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 10:26:03 am »
Congrats on the retirement....
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