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The Resource Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor, W. Zach Griffith

Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor, W. Zach Griffith

Label
Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor
Title
Packed for the wrong trip
Title remainder
a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor
Statement of responsibility
W. Zach Griffith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable. The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America's War on Terror when-- with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad-- the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation but for the insurgents' outrage. Over the next year, the 152nd would come under attack by snipers, suicide bombers, vehicle-borne IEDs, and constant rocket and mortar fire. Yet at the same time, the Mainers would form close bonds with some of the prisoners, among them an Iraqi boy struck by a mortar in one of two mass casualty events, and Kamal, a community leader who acts as an envoy between the detainees and the soldiers and yet is assassinated after his release for helping the Americans. The men of the 152nd were an eclectic group of citizen-soldiers caught in one of the darkest corners of the war in Iraq. Packed for the Wrong Trip tells the true story of how they relied on each other and their own ingenuity to survive and to transform one of the most inhumane detainee centers into a functioning, humane prison-- or as close to one as you could get when tucked between Baghdad and the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffith, W. Zach
Dewey number
956.7044/37
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abu Ghraib Prison
  • Maine
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Prisoners of war
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor, W. Zach Griffith
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fire for effect -- The way life should be -- The 'Graib -- Packed for the wrong trip -- Welcome to the Mortar Café -- Why? -- The Broiler -- Siege -- April -- Eating bees -- HUMINT -- Lenny the Lobster, Haji-Pussy, and Frank -- Generals, Coed showers, and tampons -- Groundhog's Day -- Smokes and sandbags -- Kamal -- R&R -- Troop greeters
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628726459
Lccn
2015047251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914219298
  • 2108766
Label
Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor, W. Zach Griffith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fire for effect -- The way life should be -- The 'Graib -- Packed for the wrong trip -- Welcome to the Mortar Café -- Why? -- The Broiler -- Siege -- April -- Eating bees -- HUMINT -- Lenny the Lobster, Haji-Pussy, and Frank -- Generals, Coed showers, and tampons -- Groundhog's Day -- Smokes and sandbags -- Kamal -- R&R -- Troop greeters
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628726459
Lccn
2015047251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914219298
  • 2108766

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