Ghosts of War: The True Story of 19-Year-Old GI by Ryan Smithson

Ryan Smithson recounts the experiences he had serving his first tour of duty as an Army engineer in Iraq when he was only nineteen.

Recommended by Ms. Charpentier, Librarian: “Ryan is very open about what led him to enlist in 2003, and what his life was like in the army, as well as his struggles when he returned to the U.S.”