PATTEN LECTURE: The Good Soldiers
David Finkel, Washington Post and Center for a New American Security
In his Patten Lecture "The Good Soldiers," Finkel will tell the story of the U.S. Army's 2-16 infantry battalion, which was at the center of the 2007 "surge" in the Iraq War. By the end of a 15-month deployment, 14 members of the 2-16 were dead and another 75 would receive the Purple Heart. They were young, optimistic and invincible when they headed into the war, Finkel says, and when they returned home they were forever changed.
- Tuesday February 04, 2014 07:30 PM
- Tuesday February 04, 2014 09:00 PM
- Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union
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