In Charlie Mike, Joe Klein tells the dramatic story of Eric Greitens and Jake Wood. This is one of the most hopeful stories to emerge from Iraq and Afghanistan — a saga of lives saved, not wasted. Greitens, a highly decorated Jewish Navy SEAL and Rhodes Scholar, has devoted his life to the principle of Tikkun Olam—“healing the world.” Wounded in Iraq, Greitens returned home and found that his fellow veterans all wanted the same thing: to continue to serve their country in some way, no matter the extent of their injuries. He founded The Mission Continues to provide paid public service fellowships for wounded veterans. Jake Wood, one of the first Mission Continues fellows, founded Team Rubicon, organizing veterans in disaster relief projects around the world, from Haiti to Hurricane Sandy. Greitens and Wood believe that the military virtues of discipline and selflessness can build stronger communities. Their inspiring personal saga demonstrates how the skills of war can also provide a path to peace, personal satisfaction, and a more vigorous nation.
Charlie Mike: A True Story of War and Finding the Way Home
- From the Publisher
May 19, 2015
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