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Town Hall presents C.J. Chivers - The Fighters- A human portrait of modern warfare

  • Rainier Arts Center (Columbia City) 3515 South Alaska Street Seattle, WA, 98118 United States (map)
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This event is free to all U.S. veterans and active service members

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More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. Reporter C.J. Chivers has served as a correspondent for both of these conflicts from the start, and he brings that perspective to Town Hall to present a vivid recollection of the physical and emotional experience of war, collected in his book The Fighters.

Chivers shares the realities of conflict as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. He details their courage, commitment, sense of purpose—and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arose and invasions gave way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. Join Chivers for a human portrait of modern warfare—told with the insight of a frontline reporter and the empathy and understanding of a veteran.

Admission to this event is free for all U.S. veterans and active service members.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle.