In 2006, with wars in the Middle East raging, Rod Strong enlists in the Army to seek the goal his father did not achieve when he tragically died in the Gulf War. His objective: The Old Guard regiment, the elite Soldiers who stand as Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington Cemetery. He overcomes the setbacks that litter his path until an unexpected firefight in Afghanistan changes his life forever.
I'm pro-military and support our troops 100% so I was excited when I came across the opportunity to read this book. There are some topics that come across our sphere that just humble us, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier is one of those topics (and places) that humbles me. The author, Sarah Bates, uses her skilled talent of storytelling and articulation to compose this adventurous narration that is completely compelling and pretty darn authentic. The story is smooth, fast-paced, enticing, and brave. I loved the research that Bates clearly used in writing this story. I look forward to reading more from Bates in the future.