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A retired Marine discussed his new book in Brookfield last night.  Michael Zacchea recently published the book "The Ragged Edge: A US Marine’s Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion".  

 

Zacchea is the Director and founder of UConn’s Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities.  He is also the founder of the Connecticut Veterans Chamber of Commerce.  Last night at the Brookfield Museum, he provided insight into the current challenges that face the US Military in the war against ISIS. 

 

He was seriously wounded in the second battle to overtake the rebel stronghold of Fallujah and received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Star for Valor.  Zacchea is the only American soldier to receive the Order of the Lion of Babylon valor award from the President of Iraq. 

 

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