War Is Hard, But So Is Coming Home

Modern War Institute at West Point | December 1, 2016

A soldier’s war does not end when he or she leaves the war zone. As this collection vividly shows, soldiers’ experiences come home with them and continue to affect their lives, and the lives of those close to them. The writers whose memories appear in Retire the Colors tell different stories, but all of them started, in one way or another, in America’s wars of the present and recent past—the conflicts, still unended, in Afghanistan and Iraq.