Town Hall Seattle presents C.J. Chivers - The Fighters

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 17:30

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:00PM

Rainier Arts Center (Columbia City)
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118

Doors at 5:30PM

More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. Reporter C.J. Chivers has served as a correspondent for both of these conflicts from the start, and he brings that perspective to Town Hall to present a vivid recollection of the physical and emotional experience of war, collected in his book The Fighters.

Chivers shares the realities of conflict as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. He details their courage, commitment, sense of purpose—and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arose and invasions gave way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. Join Chivers for a human portrait of modern warfare—told with the insight of a frontline reporter and the empathy and understanding of a veteran.

Admission to this event is free for all U.S. veterans and active service members.