Category: Alumni Authors

Title:The Strong Gray Line: War-time Reflections from the West Point Class of 2004

Author: Jimm Spannagel (B'15)
Date Published: August 1, 2015

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To preserve the memory of their service during the tumultuous decade since their commissioning as Army officers, members of the West Point Class of 2004 have written The Strong Gray Line. This class suffered the highest casualty rate since those that graduated during the Vietnam War. In this book, fourteen of their classmates who lost their lives fighting the Global War on Terror are profiled to help the reader gain an understanding of the bond forged between classmates during time at West Point. In addition, thirteen personal essays detail some of the most brutal fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and struggles endured on the home front.

Rowman & Littlefield (2015)

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