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And other special -- asset to honor our military men and women who protect our country every single day.
Throughout the nation but what did the vets themselves have to say about their experience on the front lines our next guests set out to find out Michael co authors in the shadow greatness a compilation of 33 stories of leadership.
Service courage sacrifice.
From former classmates lieutenant commander Joshua well.
And major Elizabeth craft join us regulations on this book it's no good what was the idea.
Lou wanted to gather stories from our classmates who were the first ones to graduate after 9/11 Naval Academy that's right New Haven -- doesn't to.
And -- last ten years you've been at war.
And we scattered of of the world serving unique ways we want to capture those stories.
For our heritage and then to hopefully inspire new leaders.
These are stories of leadership and it's about your class of 2002 but this could be any particular class I'm sure.
Not Cingular to yours did is that leadership something you possess on your way into the military or something that's developed while you're there who we.
Think it's definitely -- transformation and in this book.
Is meant for army navy records -- young leaders in the 21 century astronaut eleven and how they adapted to war.
On how they were called to do unique things they weren't trained for and there's a transformation into camp.
There's a transformation in all the service academies the RTC's around the country so we just hope this inspires young people to understand what it means to serve.
Well what I liked about it it there because I didn't serve.
Mean and lot of citizens have not served it kind of brings us together you know helps us understand what you're going to there was a great -- Iraqi -- can you give me that as an example.
Answering Iraqis US marine.
Awesome awesome classmate of ours and he was charged with doing casualty evacuations and he's he saved Iraqis he -- Americans and that -- Yeah actually came home and writing his story was actually cathartic for him.
He actually went through some tragic experiences and so.
Getting his story down on paper was actually very helpful for him sharing it with other folks so we're hoping that that's as far as other veterans to to share their stories for.
And Mike brings up a good point that for folks that did not serve I mean if you have standards neither of us would make the cut went right and that felt what is your thoughts on an act and and folks think that had not serve the do not know the sacrifices you make what can they -- and learn from these stories I think in these towns -- -- understanding -- veterans coming home 2.5 million with new skills.
That helps in government.
They help us in business.
And the should be obvious need to be hired there's been an unemployment issues there's better and homelessness and we want to know that these young veterans.
Are ready and patriotic and ethical leaders.
That we need in civilian society so you see that that our -- -- Grab that person that's and a specific skill set can be used in politics government business and we won each of those veterans are seen as the future leaders -- -- -- -- I served in Afghanistan for seven months and -- house.
You I was in Kandahar for about a year my goodness thank you both -- insurance first of all appreciate and thank you for this book.
That is the shadow of greatness and admiral Mike -- are former chief.
Chairman of the joint chiefs also.
Federal on this project has moments of great thanks guys thanks you -- -- cool.
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