In A Time of War:
The Proud and Perilous Journey of
West Point's Class of 2002
By Bill Murphy Jr
Bill Murphy's book follows a small group of the graduates of 2002 - friends who stay close through West Point, advanced training, deployments, marriages, children, wounds and death. From around the globe, their friendship bonded them together.
The book follows these young officers in many settings and experiences. As life unfolds, Mr. Murphy shares the all too human successes and disappointments, the wounds external and internal, the death of friends and the mourning of friends and family. They serve. They sacrifice. And, most of all, they stay friends.
Since this is a true story, nothing fits tidily in a box for the plot. But, the people are so memorable that you will never forget some of them....
Drew Sloan -
Drew was wounded in Afghanistan, after many surgeries to rebuild his face, requested deployment to Iraq. He is currently at Harvard in graduate school.
Todd lost his life in Iraq - October 31 2003 - leaving behind his new wife Jen.
Tim was an Apache helicopter pilot who lost his life in Iraq on April 1, 2006
Their stories should be on the front pages of newspapers in this nation. Unfortunately, they are not. But, Bill Murphy tells their stories in this remarkable book that everyone should read.
The author's web page is www.inatimeofwar.com