When JB Hogan left for basic training, his mother urged him to write. She needed to know that her son was okay. The avalanche of letters that followed reassured her that JB was surviving the army, even if the army wasn't quite ready for him. From Basic to Baghdad puts you inside a GI's helmet, to see what he's seeing and feel what he's feeling. From basic training to deployment to war, this coming-of-age story is a book for America and her families. Filled with illustrations, this biography provides a realistic view of one soldier's life.