Tech graduate writes book about his time in Afghanistan

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Updated: 10/03/2013 4:05 am
A Texas Tech graduate sent overseas to Afghanistan, brought his story home.

During the war, Casey Westenrieder wrote a journal to remember his deployment. There was a lot to remember, such as the soldier in his platoon who committed suicide, and nine soldiers were court-martialed. So, his therapist recommended writing everything down to cope with his post traumatic stress disorder. That turned into a book called "What We Got Into". Westenrieder says when you read it, it feels like you are a part of the action. 

"Since I kept a journal, I was able to remember everything that happened. It just gives you an insight of what it's like to be over there. At least for the time that we were there before the suicide. It shows a lot about what it's like to fight in Afghanistan. There's a lot of politics involved in it," Westenrieder said.

Part of the proceeds from the book sales go to foundations that were started in memory of two of his fallen comrades.
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