Michael's Dispatches



Some folks have asked if I plan to do book signings in stores. None are planned because I need to take care of business here before heading back to the war, but I have been making dozens of media appearances and many more are scheduled this month. The big issue at hand is the launch of my book Moment of Truth in Iraq. Doesn't do any good to spend all that time on the battlefields if I do not take time to convey the facts to folks at home.

I'll try to sign one more gigantic stack of Moment of Truth before heading back to the war, but for those folks who were buying signed copies for Christmas presents, now is the best time as we still have about a thousand signed copies.

Amazon.com is fully stocked and has the lowest current price--$17.97 today.

Moment of Truth is available at all Barnes & Noble stores and at BN.com at a reduced price. Please click the link and enter your zip code to check availability of Moment of Truth in Iraq at nearby stores. This function maps nearby stores with copies in stock.

Great to be back in America but sure comes with a lot of work before heading back to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Next time you see a service member in an airport, please say "thank you" to him or her. Those simple words go a long, long way. Back in the war, I often have heard combat soldiers saying how good it made them feel when someone in an airport simply said "thank you" and kept on walking. Very powerful words. They hugely appreciate those words.

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    Jim Sisler · 13 years ago
    Michael: Just a quick question? Are you going to be comeing out with an audio book for I-Tunes Ect?
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    mDenis39 · 13 years ago
    Michael, Thanks for the excellent reporting and the fair treatment you give to all sides in the conflict. I now better understand the many facets and motivations involved in what goes right and what goes wrong in Iraq. It seems clear that to pull out of Iraq precipitously would be a moral sin and an outrage considering the damage that we have already done to the Iraqi people. Let's hope the politicians can learn their lessons as the US Armed Forces have learned theirs.
    I look forward to your next book - with more time to write it and some perspective of history I anticipate it will be filled with quite a depth of analysis.
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    Mike · 13 years ago
    Amazon.com delivered the book Friday May,9th. I started reading it but got sleepy. Maybe I'll read more tonight if I can keep from falling asleep and the old eyes from watering.Actually I think the US Postal Service delivered it.
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    David C · 13 years ago
    You sir, should start calling yourself journalist of fortune. You need a title people will listen to.
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    mark s · 13 years ago
    We are very close friends with the parents of this wounded soldiar...(picture #4) http://www.usatoday.com/news/gallery/day/flash.htm?gid=165

    Is there anyway you can help put the parents in touch with Oleg Popov, the photographer who took the picture? The father of the wounded soldiar found this picture just after they recieved word that their son's vehicle had been hit by an IED. This picture gave the father and mother so much comfort and peace of mind, they very much want to extend their gratitude. Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.
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    Connie Fondow · 13 years ago
    My son is in the middle of his third tour of duty in Iraq. He serves with the 101st out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. I am reading your book with awed interest. Great job! May God continue to keep you safe as you journey through Iraq.
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    Publius North · 13 years ago
    My praise for your book has just been posted on my blog. Since it does not get a lot of traffic I have sent my praise to every one I know. I hope it helps sell a few books more.


    My oldest son has served two tours in Iraq. I am very proud of him.

    Thank you Michael Yon.
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    Debbie Ekpenyong · 13 years ago
    Hey Michael, you encouraged us to say "thanks" to our servicemen/women which heartily agree with and try to practice. However, I also want to say "thanks" to you for your work and for telling their stories with honor and dignity. It's so encouraging to know that there's a place where one can learn what's really going on over there. Thanks again!

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