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By Lorin Ricker
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About this project

First, thanks for taking a moment to read this and check out our project, we really appreciate it.

Through the "Walking A Walk" radio show, we've been privileged to work closely with men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces -- to help Share Their Stories of Service.

This project will develop and produce a book which tells the stories of soldiers, past, present and future, in trios of stories.  We will feature groups of stories, typically related by "Military Occupational Specialty" (MOS), focusing on the recollections of a veteran soldier, the experiences of a current soldier, and the expectations of a future soldier in shared adventures of military life.

There are many books out there about Military History, Military Strategy, specific acts of valor, and other facets of the military, but there are almost none focusing on the stories of 'everyday' soldiers and giving them a chance to voice how they shape military history as it happens.

Please help us create this new perspective on the individual men and women by donating to this project.

In addition to being great editions of stories of service, supplies of the volume will be donated to Armed Forces companies, V.A. offices, libraries, and through other distribution channels around the country to assist with making these stories heard.

For helping us get this amazing project off the ground, we are offering a ton of great rewards (listed on the right.)  Check em out, and thank you in advance for your support and help!

The Goal:

By raising $18,000 we will be able to print and donate 3,000 copies of this book.  If we break that goal, and raise more, we will use it to print more copies. 

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    A Thank You CD containing MP3 recordings of all of the interviews compiled for the book. Listen on your iPod, your computer.. anywhere really, and enjoy the remarkable stories of these amazing people!

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    CD +
    Your own signed copy of the book! Place it in a display on a bookshelf or read it till its worn out! Either way its yours.

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    As if your own signed copy of the book isn't cool enough - at $50 we upgrade it to a hardbound edition.

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    You know that cool hardbound book? This reward includes a personalized thank you from each of the interviewees in the book. That's a lot of signing there!

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    This is just dead sexy. At $500 we upgrade your reward to a leather-bound copy of the book.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Creating this book is a challenge, and a rewarding one at that. So, we are making a challenge coin, but we are only making a few of them to thank the amazing folks who donate at this lofty reward level.

    Not only do you get the challenge coin, but you also get all the previous rewards!

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    Up to 5 people will be thanked in the dedications inside this book.

    This reward is very personal, and we feel the best way that we can let the world know how much we appreciate the support.

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