The Unmaking of a Marine


Join us for this discussion on Tuesday 23 March at CTSA, 1077 South Newstead in Forest Park Southeast.


From my friend Andrew Wimmer….

Dear Friends,

I’m writing to invite you to a gathering at CTSA on Tuesday evening, March 23, at 7 PM.

Tyler Boudreau, a former Marine captain, whom I met in the summer of 2007, will be joining us to discuss his book, Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine. Tyler commanded a Marine unit in Iraq in 2004 and resigned his commission after returning to the U.S. In the summer of 2008 he traveled to Jordan with another former Marine to work with Iraqi refugees, and this past summer he made a solo cycle trip from the west coast to his home in Massachusetts on his “long journey home,” speaking with groups all along the way.

I’ve entitled this evening, “The Unmaking of a Marine, The Unmaking of Us,” because I have learned during the course of my friendship with Tyler a lot about the disengaging, disentangling, and unmaking that so many of us are engaged in. I think the conversation will be a particularly good one for us as we grapple with the hard questions of “where now?” in the face of escalating warfare after longs years of activism and resistance.

Tyler will be here from Tuesday morning through Friday morning and is interested and willing to speak with classes, other groups, etc. If you’d like to arrange something, give me a call at 314-723-4991 or
email me at

In the meantime, here is a link to his website that will give you a glimpse into his writing and recent activities

I hope you’ll be able to join us at CTSA next Tuesday evening and bring a friend or two. The event is being cosponsored by Instead of War and the local chapter of Veterans for Peace.


Andrew Wimmer


Packing Inferno

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