Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Brothers Forever" by Tom Sileo and Colonel Tom Manion, USMC (Ret.)

Two best friends were killed three years apart, but buried side by side. One was Travis Manion (U.S. Marine), the other Brendan Looney (U.S. Navy SEAL). One was killed in Iraq, the other in Afghanistan, both were heroes. This new book tells the story of Travis and Brendan, how they became friends, and what made them "Brothers Forever."

September 11, 2001 changed our nation and impacted an entire generation of soldiers. Travis and Brendan were roommates and best friends, and each chose to serve his country by enlisting in the military. Travis went into the Marines and Brendan into the Navy, eventually becoming a Navy SEAL. Though they were apart, they tried to stay connected until death tore them apart. They were killed three years apart but buried next to each other to signify their enduring friendship. But, there were also family members left behind. Their loss was deep and enduring. This book covers the lives of Travis and Brendan and shows how their deaths impacted their families. 

This is a powerful book  I enjoyed learning about these two young men and grieved with their families at their loss. It definitely represents their generation as they picked up the banner of war, worked tirelessly and heroically, and were sadly lost at a young age. I recommend this book to readers everywhere. It should make you think about, and pray for, the young men and women who serve our great country! I received my review copy from FSB Associates in exchange for an honest review.

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