Accidental soldier: from teenage wasteland to Iraq deployment

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 28 June 2018
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Matt Young was an 18 year old with a hangover when he enlisted to become an infantryman in the US Marine Corps.

Between 2005 and 2009 he completed three tours as a so-called “grunt” in Iraq during the American occupation. 

He’s just published an unflinching, unsparing , irreverent, and at times, shocking memoir about those years, called Eat The Apple.