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Military June 09, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Tells NATO
Press Conference by Secretary Mattis at the NATO Defense Ministerial, Brussels, Belgium Press Operations
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Military Duo Explains How They Became Popular Kids’ Book Authors
By Army Capt. Brian Hare, 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion: Face of Defense: Soldier Uses Artistic Skills for Mission Success
By Shannon Collins DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Warrior Games Athlete Credits Family for Strength of Recovery
By Shannon Collins DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Special Forces Speedster Takes Gold, Pioneers Female Engagement Teams
Normandy Selfie: World War II Army veteran Robert DeVinney
Photos By Marine Corps Sgt. Bethanie C. Sahms DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Marines Participate in Fly Fishing During Fleet Week New York
Photos By Multiple Photographer DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Week in Photos: June 2-8


By Mark Bowden: Claiming the Title of United States Marine

In his brutally honest memoir, “Eat the Apple,” Matt Young grapples with his experiences in the corps.

A Memoir
By Matt Young
251 pp. Bloomsbury. $26.

The trouble with writing the unvarnished truth in a memoir is that it requires you to be hard not only on others, but also on yourself.

Matt Young’s inventive, unsparing, irreverent and consistently entertaining “Eat the Apple” is that, but it is also a useful corrective to the current idealization of the American soldier — or in this case a Marine. Patriotism and respect for the military is so high in this country that we have lately held a national debate over whether professional athletes should be required to stand for the national anthem. Men and women in uniform are given preference in boarding airplanes, and are so routinely thanked for their service that the expression has become rote. Each new season brings a crop of movies and glossy TV serials dramatizing the heroics of our Special Operations.

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