by Michael Stephenson
A U.S. Army honor guard stands at attention during a ceremony to mark Memorial Day, this week at Arlington National Cemetery.
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May 29, 2012 In The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die In Battle, Michael Stephenson traces the history of combat. He describes how soldiers fight and die, how those who survive deal with the experience of combat, and what it reveals about warfare and human nature.
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