Emme Sawyer is a genius. Graduating from med school at sixteen and bored with the day to day grind of work, Emme enlists in the Navy at seventeen. Added to a Marine unit as their medic Emme gets a wake up call as to what the war in Afghanistan is really about. During the Battle of Marjah Emme sees the implication of war on the locals, loses her best friend, and develops feelings for her commanding officer.
LET MY LIFE BE PROOF
The quiet of the evening was broken as the fsst of a bullet buzzed by my head, impacting the wall and sending a cloud of dust into my face.
“Shots fired, left flank,” I yelled as the unit moved to cover me and the wounded man I was tending to. “It’s okay. You’re going to be okay. I’m gonna take care of you,” I continued to talk as I tied tourniquets tightly around his legs and gave him a shot of morphine.
“You’re a girl,” the soldier groaned.
“I’m a medic.”