Saber’s Edge: A Combat Medic in Ramadi, Iraq
Thomas A. MiddletonE-book: $14.99
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|E-book Publication Date:||09/15/2009|
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|Paper Publication Date:||10/12/2010|
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It's a harrowing tale, seen through his unique perspective as a combat medic.…graphic descriptions and wry gallows humor mixed with reflections on duty and wartime ethics.
--The Times Argus (Barre, Vermont)
Middleton's book gives readers a glimpse into the world that few people outside the military know: The horrors of combat, the emotional struggles of trying to balance the need to kill with the Christian admonition of "thou shall not kill," and the emotional acceptance of the ultimate reality of war. . . Middleton, a lifelong Catholic, acknowledges he killed people in Iraq. He also talks about the spiritual journey he went on to reconcile the commandment against killing with warfare and protecting his country, his fellow soldiers and himself.
--Stars and Stripes
THOMAS A. MIDDLETON is an Assistant Fire Marshal and Public Information Officer with the Burlington Fire Department and was a long-time volunteer firefighter and EMT. He served as a combat medic in Iraq as part of Task Force Saber from 2004 to 2005 and as a member of the Vermont National Guard. He lives with his family in Essex, Vermont.