Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox

Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox

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Bob Tanner By BobTanner Completed

In Fallujah, during a particularly difficult time in the Iraq War, a group of Marines are deployed on a tour that will bring them closer together, while threatening to tear them apart. The Delta Company Outlaws are a group of USMC infantrymen deployed in 2004 to one of the most hostile war zones in the world. Through the memoirs of one Marine, this touching story encapsulates the drama surrounding everyday life during the Iraq War. With a bond formed through blood, sweat, and tears, a group of unfamiliar Marines will come together stronger than family.

Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox is a dramatic new take on the Iraq War that focuses more on the personal aspects of war rather than exclusively on combat. With a touching approach to the camaraderie, daily life, and unfortunate losses, this enlightening memoir by Robert M. Tanner delves into the brotherhood that’s formed throughout a deployment while documenting the combat experiences and daily life of a Marine. Using personal experiences, this engaging story hooks readers with drama, action, and honesty while painting an illuminating picture of both the funny and tragic sides of war. 

Inspired by a bond that’s stronger than blood, Memoirs of an Outlaw began as a therapeutic way to document wartime experiences and eventually led to a full-fledged memoir. Deciding to focus on the daily life and camaraderie of war, the story captures the tension, drama, and bonding that comes with combat and living in a hostile environment far away from home. By focusing on the humanistic side of the armed forces, Memoirs of an Outlaw perfectly captures a unique moment in time during an extraordinarily challenging part of the war.

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riordanfanforlife riordanfanforlife Apr 16, 2015
read my story american out law and collection of war stories
bmhawk7 bmhawk7 Feb 02, 2015
I'm glad to see what you're doing. Franz Kafka said " A book is an axe for the frozen sea within". A wonderful old book, fiction that describes the torments  of suppressed PTS and attendant paranoia is Philip Caputo's INDIAN COUNTRY about a vietnam vet who is a survivor of a tremendous firefight.
militarygirl13 militarygirl13 Jul 09, 2014
Hey Bob just wanted to say love the story haven't read it on here but I have a copy of the book and I love it
Redscotty Redscotty Jun 21, 2014
My dad who was a corporal in the Usmc fought in Operation Desert Storm  he wanted to say "Semper Fi Brother!"
LegolasLoki LegolasLoki May 03, 2014
My cousin was i the military for a good while until he passed... this reminds me so much of him.
Flying_Spaghetti Flying_Spaghetti Mar 28, 2014
I lost an uncle to the Iraq War. I knew it was devastating for me, but I couldn't imagine what it was like for his comrades on deployment with him