This edition of poetry, collected from US military Veterans, all with service after 1990, reminds the reader that there is such thing as a typical American soldier, just as there is such thing as a typical American. Our strength comes from our diversity; both in and out of uniform. The poems that these Veterans and family members have written each has an important story to share with you. The Faith, Humanity, Emotion, Despair, Hope, Passion, and Triumph of our Warriors deserves attention t only on distant deployments and far-flung battle fields but right here, in our shops and churches, our bedrooms and dinner tables. Those that choose to serve are the bond that hold the multiple threads of American life together. These are their words.