"I am not a hero...but I am a Soldier.
I spent a year in Afghanistan,
training Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban.
I volunteered for this mission, believing it was important...
This is my journal."
Journey to the front lines in Afghanistan with Sergeant First Class Jeff Courter, as he completes a one-year tour of duty with the Army National Guard, training Border Police to defend a region where Osama bin Laden has left a terrifying footprint.
Learn how the US Army is struggling to bring stability to a corner of the world where fear and poverty envelope the lives of tribal Afghans.
And discover how one man reconciles personal, professional and spiritual challenges in a distant, dangerous land.
WHAT'S INSIDE "AFGHAN JOURNAL"?
Throughout his deployment in Afghanistan, Sergeant Courter chronicles each exciting, routine, funny and tragic experience as it happens - as well as his perspectives on what it means to live day-to-day in a battle zone.
Sometime profound, sometimes critical, but always honest, he shares his thoughts and frustrations with the pace of change, the lack of resources for Operation Enduring Freedom, and his connections with family back home.
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