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Radio Check is our joint effort in cooperation with Tactical 16, a Disable Veteran Owned Business, to help promote orginal writings by Veterans. We are working along side Tactical 16 to help Veterans enchange the community through their writings about their personal experiences while serving in the Armed Forces.

Death Letters

“Everyone writes one. At least, everyone who fights in a war does.” These are the first lines of Army chaplain David W. Peters’ genre-defying book, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War. Written in the dark days immediately following his deployment to Iraq, Death Letter is part memoir, part comic lament, on his relationship with the three great subjects of our mythic imagination.

David W. Peters enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after his high school graduation. After his enlistment, he attended theological seminary (M.Div, D.Min) and worked as a youth minister. Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was commissioned as a chaplain in the US Army. He served as the battalion chaplain for the 62nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Fort Hood, TX, 2004-2007, which included his deployment to Iraq in 2006. After Iraq he served as a chaplain clinician in the amputee, orthopedic, neuroscience, and psychological wards at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. He is a priest in The Episcopal Church and lives with his wife in Austin, TX.

Embedded Enemy

Shortly after deploying for the war in Iraq, an unprecedented attack was about to take place; the first of it's kind in U.S. military history. Embedded Enemy is the true story of the deadly attack against the men and women of Headquarters and Headquarters Company First Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. The Bastogne Brigade was staged at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait where they prepared for combat. During the early morning hours of 23 March 2003, a fellow American soldier, Sergeant Hasan Akbar, executed the unthinkable by throwing hand grenades into his Chain of Command's tents. He then followed up with small-arms fire while his Commanding Officers slept in preparation for war.

Command Sergeant Major retired Bart E. Womack was born in Columbus, Ohio. He entered the Army in February 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Park University and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 48. He served in combat in Iraq - Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Korea. He also served in Kosovo - Operation Joint Guardian, and the Republic of Haiti - Operation Uphold Democracy.

About Tactical 16

Tactical 16 is a Veteran focused publishing company that strives to work with military, police, firefighter and emergency service Veterans to give them a fair opportunity at sharing their story and becoming published authors. They are a focused Disabled Veteran owned and operated business that not only understands Veterans, but in many cases members on their team are still serving proudly within the military and civil service sectors. Not a Veteran? They also want to hear from spouses, caregivers, parents and proud supporters of Veterans who work tirelessly to create opportunities for our Vets.

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