Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq

Crawfords story is undoubtably similar to that of many others who never really thought that joining the National Guard would mean having to go to active duty much less war.
Featured On Fresh Air August 3, 2005 ยท With two credits to go before college graduation, John Crawford was called to active duty and sent to the front lines in Iraq. Crawford had joined the Florida National Guard in order to pay his tuition -- and didn't expect to go to war.

His new memoir is The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq. It was written partly while on active duty and partly back in the United States after he returned.