From Bunker Hill to Baghdad: We Will Continue the Mission

  • Carl Mirra
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)


The sincerity of the antiwar soldiers who understand patriotism as being true to one’s conscience and engaging in political dissent is matched by the pro-war soldiers’ commitment to a different definition of patriotism. The following testimonies preserve the memory of those soldiers who defend the war for both ideological and personal reasons. Interviewees in this chapter capture the ways in which soldiers attempt to facilitate positive change in the middle of a combat situation.


Active Duty National Guard Marine Corps Operation Iraqi Freedom Army Reserve 
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