Friends for Life: Strangers Brought Together by the War in Iraq

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Synopsis: Friends for Life is a story about the experiences and recollections of two women who were strangers brought together through the yearlong deployment of their soldiers during the Iraq War. Patti, the mother of Army medic Jon, and Jennifer, sister of infantry soldier James, forge a dear and lifelong friendship as their soldiers fight to stay alive in one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq. The story begins separately with the Patti and Jennifer's recollections of the day their soldiers deployed to Iraq from Ft. Lewis, Washington. As the book progresses, their separate stories of Army life grow together as their soldiers deployment continues. During the journey, tragedies occur and survival tactics are learned by the soldiers on the battlefield and the loved ones at home. The shared experiences, frequent communications, and constant support for each other grow into a sweet and lasting friendship. This story is a unique, non-fiction, war story, through the eyes and emotions of a mother and sister. Though the two women were separated by many things, including thousands of miles, age, and interests, they were drawn together by shared terrors and overwhelming desire to communicate with and send comfort to their soldiers. The Iraq war is a modern war. This book demonstrates the positives and negatives for the families of modern soldiers. Communication is instant, yet, timing is unpredictable. Often, those at home know more about recent events than the soldiers in the battles themselves do. Portions of this book contain actual Instant Messages with the soldiers, offering a window directly into the thoughts, words of expression, family closeness and anguish that was always present during the deployment. The book also serves as a guide to Soldiers families for surviving a deployment.

About the Author: Jennifer MackInday lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband and son. She attended Indiana University and has spent much of her career in advertising and marketing. Jennifer is a freelance writer and the owner of several successful enterprises, the latest of which is Sandy Island Press, publishing company for Friends for Life. Jennifer believes her faith in God guides and comforts her through all things. She enjoys gardening, reading and cooking. Author of several pieces for magazines and periodicals, this is Jennifer's first book. Patti Donahue splits her time between Amado, Arizona, and Sandy Island in Ontario, Canada. She has been married for over 30 years and has three grown sons to whom she credits her inspiration along with her love of her Savior Jesus and the desire to share the free gift of Salvation. Early in her career, when asked to list her priorities, Patti quickly stated, "God, Family, Career." With that philosophy as her guiding principle, Patti has successfully balanced her family life and career as a corporate Director. Having worked more than 16 years in Mexico, she often describes herself as a true NAFTA woman. Friends for Life is her first published work.

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