Ghosts of War

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Ghosts of War (theater)

Friday, November 10, 2017 – 8 p.m.

Ghosts of War is a true story about Ryan Smithson, who was a typical 16-year-old high-school student until 9/11. "I'd thought about joining the military the moment I saw the towers fall," he writes in this profoundly moving memoir. Smithson enlisted in the Army Reserves the following year and, a year into the Iraq war, he was deployed to an Army engineer unit as a heavy-equipment operator. His poignant, often harrowing account, especially vivid in sensory details, chronicles his experiences in basic training and in Iraq.