'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

Guest Host:

Rebecca Sheir
'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Michelle, Desma, and Debbie joined the National Guard for different reasons, at very different stages of their lives. What started as a one-weekend-a-month commitment close to home in Indiana changed dramatically after September 11th, 2001. Long deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan profoundly affected the women and their relationships with friends and family back home. We talk with veteran journalist Helen Thorpe, who traced their lives over 12 years, from enlistment to deployment and back home again.

Guests

Helen Thorpe

Journalist; author, "Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"

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