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His Horse Was Named Death: The Iraq War Diary of 1st LT Tim McLaughlin, USMC
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McLaughlin is a walk-on to history.
His diary begins at the Pentagon on the morning of the 9/11 attacks, jumps to his deployment in Kuwait, follows him into battle during the invasion of Baghdad, and recounts the moment his own American flag was draped over the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdos Square -- an iconic image of the U.S. invasion. But the diary is much more than just a retelling of the early days of the Iraq war:
It's at times wryly funny, tragic, brutal -- and, above all, honest.