Corporal Cannon: A Female Marine in Afghanistan
In Corporal Cannon: A Female Marine in Afghanistan, Savannah Cannon, a former communications Marine and current network engineer for the United States Navy, shares her experiences serving in America’s most protracted war. She unveils the harrowing trials she endures in the aftermath of her seven-month-long deployment as well, and she invites readers into the inner-workings of her mind and heart throughout much of this period, allowing them to feel her pain as she pulls broken bodies besieged by the Taliban from a vehicle and falls victim to sabotage and abuse by some of those she trusts most.
This is an eye-opening and enlightening memoir. More than just a rebuke of those in power, it’s a story of a terribly young female at war, doing the best she can to survive. Her naïveté is stripped bare, not always to the fault of any, but partially as a result of the toll combat and being immersed in a war-torn environment takes on a person, leaving them shattered and unsure of how to put the pieces of their own psyche back together again. This book sheds light on the human cost of war as well as the effects of victimization within a system through which one hopes to be protected.
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