They Are Soldiers

They Are Soldiers

Book - 2004 | First edition
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Baker & Taylor
Manning a security zone between the nation of Israel and the newly created Palestine state, the National Guard members of Company A work against a microbiologist who would use American forces to further his political goals.

McMillan Palgrave
They are your neighbor and the person who delivers your mail. They teach your children and build your homes. Every day you see them but do not notice them, that is not until they are needed. Only when disasters strike, whether it be natural or man made do they become something quite different, something more than a fellow citizen. Throughout our nation’s history they have been called many things; the militia, the home guard, the National Guard. But regardless of their title they have always been unique, something more than ordinary people. Their willingness to be both a good citizen in peace and a warrior when called upon make them soldiers.

The nature of the mission, to man a security zone that separates the nation of Israel from the newly created Palestinian state present him and the Guardsmen of Company A with a unique set of problems few are able to predict. Together the professional officer and the citizen soldiers he leads must find a way to navigate their way toward an uncertain future in a troubled land.

Part of that future involves dealing with those who are determined to use the arrival of the Americans to further their own political and personal goals. One of these men is Hammed Kamel, a microbiologist who seizes upon the introduction of American forces in a place some still call the Holy Lands as an opportunity to strike a telling blow against the two nations who have oppressed his people, the Palestinians for decades. Together with a crops of like minded men, Kamel sets in motion a train of events that places the citizen soldiers of Bedlow, Virginia and their community on the other side of the world in jeopardy.


Blackwell North Amer
We see them everyday. They deliver our mail, build our homes, and teach our children. They are called on to defend our country in time of war and to prepare for action in times of peace. Regardless of their title, they have always been unique, something more than ordinary citizens. They are civilians, and they are soldiers.
None know this better than the residents of Bedlow, Virginia, the home of Company A, 3rd of the 176th Infantry of the National Guard. From the beaches of Normandy in World War II to our own shores during the war on terror, Company A has always stood at the ready. Now they are summoned again: this time to bring peace to the Middle East.
Compensating for Company A's lack of training for the situation, the military assigns senior leadership from the Army. While the move makes sense on paper, it will test the leadership skills of Nathan Dixon, the Army captain sent in to replace the very popular National Guard commander of Company A.
As Dixon struggles to control his own men, outside forces set out to destroy the unit. While Company A mans a security zone that separates Israel from the newly formed Palestinian state, bioterrorists see an opportunity to strike at two oppressive forces, Israel and the United States of America. What follows will take the citizen soldiers from Bedlow, Virginia, to their limits, and test them in ways they could never have foreseen.

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& Taylor

Manning a security zone between the nation of Israel and the newly created Palestine state, the National Guard members of Company A work against a microbiologist who would use the introduction of American forces to further his political goals. By the author of More Than Courage. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765305473
076530547X
Branch Call Number: FIC Coyle, H 2004
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 25 cm

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