Maj. Granger will speak, sign books, answer questions and address areas of his personal, first hand, real life experiences of duty at not only Guantanamo but also Iraq, Baghdad, Kuwait in 22 years and three deployments as an Army Reservist pulled away from his family to active duty numerous times over a 22 year span. He is is the author of SAVING GRACE AT GUANTANAMO BAY, A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior (Strategic Book Group).
Members of the media and press are invited to ask questions, though camera crews should be cleared in advance due to space considerations. Borders is at 2130 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3503, (631) 979-0500.
Maj. Granger says he will "play it by ear," as to how the event will run, based on participation and turnout, though the 3 hour time span should allow for extensive and compelling conversations. Copies of the book may be purchased at the store for signing. Borders will also permit you to bring your existing copy of the book or other titles by the Maj. Granger as well for signing.
Question and answer sessions throughout the afternoon will be conducted as demand and activities call for, and Major Granger has also prepared an 11 minute PowerPoint presentation, which will be running in a loop, projected on a large screen throughout the event.
The Major's talk will directly address issues from his first hand direct and personal experiences of duty and personal memoirs. This is his first public speaking engagement addressing GITMO and the detainees since 2006, when he spoke at the Library of Congress. He has since also appeared in a limited number of media interviews, including on Emmy award winning WPIX Marvin Scott's program.
He has now returned to civilian life with his wife and five children, a school administrator on Long Island. He is also the author of Theodore, a personal narrative published in the 2006 Random House wartime anthology, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families.
“Hard as it is to believe, one of the most significant stories of the post-9/11 age is also one of the least known – life at Gitmo, the detention facility for many of the world’s worst terrorists. Few individuals are more qualified to tell this story than Montgomery Granger, a citizen soldier, family man, dedicated educator, and Army Reserve medical officer involved in one of the most intriguing military missions of our time. Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay is about that historic experience, and it relates not only what it was like for Granger to live and work at Gitmo, but about the sacrifices made by him and his fellow Reservists serving around the world.” – Andrew Carroll, editor of The New York Times bestsellers, War Letters and Behind the Lines.
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