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2007-05-30 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Nineteen year-old Chet Brown arrived home from the Gulf War in the spring of 1991 and found that, for him, the war was only beginning. Betrayed by his friends and lover, ignored by his family, Brown travels across the country in search of meaning behind the horrors of his war. "Bleak and disturbing... dead-on-target ...This first novel is a work of pure psychological conflict." Pulitzer Prize winning reporter John Hanchette, Reno Gazette-Journal "Brutally honest, direct, and meaningful, Prayer At Rumayla is a compelling novel of coming to terms not only with dangers and traumas of the battlefront, but with its aftermath upon the lives of the surviving combatants." Midwest Book Review…

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Epilogue

2007-05-24 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Epilogue. What happens to Chet Brown and a preview of Republic.…

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7b Prayer at Rumayla

2007-05-24 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter Seven, Part 2 of 2. Alpha Company loses a tank in the battle at Rumayla Oil Field. Chet Brown approaches a deadly confrontation.…

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7a Prayer at Rumayla

2007-05-15 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter Seven, Part 1 of 2. Following his travels up the East Coast, Chet Brown returns to Fort Stewart, Georgia to face the consequences of his actions and fears. An encounter with Sergeant Biggs only makes matters worse, as Chet spirals out of control.…

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6c Prayer at Rumayla

2007-05-07 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter Six, Part 3 of 3. Just outside Nasiriyah in southern Iraq, Chet Brown's battalion encounters a group of trucks in the dead of night, in an incident that will change Chet forever. Later, Chet Brown says a final farewell to his long-dead father.…

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6b Prayer at Rumayla

2007-04-29 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter Six, Part 2 of 3. At Battle Position 102, Chet Brown and his company go into combat against the Iraqi Republican Guard.…

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6a Prayer at Rumayla

2007-04-22 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter Six, Part 1 of 3. Chet Brown arrives in New York City in search of his high school friend Julie.…

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5c Prayer at Rumayla

2007-04-14 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter 5, Part 3 of 3. A small town Sheriff tries to talk Chet out of his despair, and Chet remembers his first real battle in Iraq.…

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5b Prayer at Rumayla

2007-04-06 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter 5, Part 2 of 3. In a small town in West Virginia, Chet struggles to regain his humanity.…

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05 Prayer at Rumayla

2007-04-02 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter 5, Part 1 of 3. Chet Brown flees Atlanta following an encounter with Paul and Amy.…

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04 Prayer at Rumayla

2007-03-24 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter 4. Chet Brown prepares for leave, and encounters his ex-fiance.…

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03b Prayer at Rumayla

2007-03-18 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter 3, Part 2 of 2. A new platoon sergeant challenges Chet and his platoon mates.…

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03a Prayer at Rumayla

2007-03-13 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chapter 3, Part 1 of 2. Chet Brown returns to Fort Stewart and struggles with readjusting to the peacetime Army. (odeo/bfcdbe5778fa2140)…

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02 Prayer at Rumayla

2007-03-05 :: Charles Sheehan-Miles

Chet fights off despair and rage in response to the emotional blows he's received on coming home from Iraq. (odeo/bfcdbe5778fa2140)…

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01 Prayer at Rumayla

2007-03-01 :: Charles @ sheehanmiles.net

Chet Brown, a nineteen-year-old Abrams tank crewman, arrives home from the 1991 Gulf War with the rest of his combat unit, disoriented and confused about who and where he is. {podshow-4b61313b9ac8afdbcb7c29891a2a6687}…

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Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War

19-year-old Chet Brown returned home from Iraq in 1991 to find the war was only just beginning.

Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War


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