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John McManus

The American Infantry Soldier

An interview with John McManus, Associate Professor, History and Political Science, Missouri S&T

“I don’t think there’s anything more that can ever be asked of people than to potentially suffer injury or lose their lives, and for what? For their country, for their comrades, for politics?” These are not remote, unknown people, says John McManus, Missouri University Science and Technology Professor of History. These are your friends, your neighbors, and your family. “It is an American story," he emphasizes, "and it is profoundly important that it gets understood and remembered.”