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November 8th author talk- Second Platoon: Call Sign Hades
November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
On Friday, November 8 from noon to 1 p.m., the New Jersey State Library will present an author talk in recognition of Veterans Day and the Marine Corps’ birthday. Captain Mark A. Bodrog will take the talk from his book Second Platoon: Call Sign Hades.
“The war in Afghanistan is considered to be America’s longest and least talked about war,” Bodrog shares.Bodrog’s true story memorializes not only his men, but also the brave and the bold few still fighting to preserve America and the American way of life. Bodrog will describe the experiences of his platoon, one of two selected by his battalion to fully integrate with the Afghanistan National Army Soldiers to create a combined action company (CAC) capable of conducting counterinsurgency operations throughout their area of operations and adjacent battle spaces.
Bodrog further comments, “As a platoon commander, it was my honor, duty, and privilege to write this memoir for my men. They are heroes in every aspect, and their stories should never be forgotten.” He also points out that this is for all those who have fought for America.
Captain Mark A. Bodrog, a native New Jerseyan, received his B.A. in criminal justice from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. He has served two combat deployments to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom 10.1 and 11.2. His personal awards include letters of appreciation, a certificate of commendation, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Combat Action ribbon, two sea service deployment ribbons, the navy meritorious unit Commendation Medal, the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the NJ Distinguished Service Medal.
All are welcome to this event. RSVP is appreciated. Please RSVP to Cindy Warrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172. For other information on events and lunchtime classes at the State Library visit www.njstatelib.org.
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