About the Book
Brian Scott Ostrom says it's been hard to find meaning in his life since 2007, when he was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. After serving four years as a reconnaissance man and deploying twice to Iraq, Scott returned home to the U.S. with a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder. Since his discharge, Scott has struggled with daily life, from finding and keeping employment to maintaining healthy relationships. But most of all, he's struggled to overcome his brutal and haunting memories of Iraq. Nearly five years later, Scott remains conflicted by the war. Though he is proud of his service and cares greatly for his fellow Marines, he still carries guilt for things he did - and didn't do - fighting a war he no longer believes in.