Andrew Carroll discusses his new book Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families.
The first book of its kind, "Operation Homecoming" is the result of a major initiative launched by the National Endowment for the Arts to bring distinguished writers to military bases and inspire U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their families to record their wartime experiences- Tattered Cover
Andrew Carroll is the executive director of the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a national nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and encourages a greater public awareness of poetry.
Andrew Carroll is founder of the Legacy Project, a national, all-volunteer campaign that encourages Americans to seek out and preserve wartime correspondence before the letters are lost or thrown away. Out of this project came the acclaimed Behind the Lines (2005) and the New York Times best-selling book War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars (2001), which was also the basis for the PBS documentary of the same title. He is the editor of Operation Homecoming (Random House, 2006), a collection of the words of troops (and their families) serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the home front. A resident of Washington, D.C., he is a recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Freedom Forum's Free Spirit Award.
Ryan Kelly, U.S. Army, Contributor to Operation Homecoming.
Peter Madsen, husband of a U.S. soldier deployed to Iraq, Contributor to Operation Homecoming.