VMF Film and Book Recommendations May 2024


Sand Castle: Home is a War Away

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Sand Castle, starring Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, and Henry Cavill tells the story of a young soldier who joined the Army Reserves shortly before 9/11 to pay for college. He soon finds himself in Iraq repairing a village water system that was destroyed by American bombing. Their help is not wanted, and locals actively resist. Based on actual events. 2017, released by Netflix.


Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said Book Cover

Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said Wit and Wisdom from America’s Finest by Dan Caddy began as a Facebook page. Including many current and former drill sergeants, the Facebook page has a staff of more than ten that has evolved into an online community that conducts fundraisers for military charities, helps veterans struggling with PTSD, and has saved lives. “Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, Buttercup.” Harper Collins, 2015, wherever books are sold.